Art Focus

Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people. Page back through KBOO's schedule to find all the podcasts.
 

 

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Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Michelle Ross

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 09/01/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Michelle Ross
On Tuesday Sept 1, 2015, Joseph Gallivan interviews abstratc painter Michelle Ross about her show "Trust Falls and Transparent Things" at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery Sept 3 to 26.
Ross, a professor at OCAC, talks about staying on the sruface of painting, Vladimir Nabokov's novella "Transparent Things," and what's going on in art school.

Audio recorded 9/29/15 and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish. 
    

From the press release: 

September 3 - 26, 2015

Interview with Hubert Sauper on his documentary "We Come as Friends"

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Interview with Hubert Sauper on his documentary "We Come as Friends"
Art Focus is off today.

Instead we'll hear an interview with award-winning filmmaker Hubert Sauper about his documentary, We Come as Friends.  The film focuses on modern-day South Sudan. and how big oil is fueling conflict there, in the midst of a civil war.

From the Series Background Briefing with host Ian Masters. http://ianmasters.com/

Actress Lee Grant Talks about her Memoir, "I Said Yes to Everything," and her Years on the Blacklist

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Actress Lee Grant Talks about her Memoir, "I Said Yes to Everything," and her Years on the Blacklist
Art Focus is off today. Instead we'll hear an interview from the Bookwaves program with host Richard Wolinsky.

Oscar winning actress Lee Grant, author of the memoir "I Said Yes to Everything" discusses her career and her years on the Hollywood blacklist with host Richard Wolinsky. 

An extended 45-minute version of this interview can be found at www.bookwaves.com 

Art Focus 150811 Newspace/OHS

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Yaelle Amir and Matthew Cowan join host Joseph Gallivan


Yaelle Amir of Newspace Center for Photography, and Oregon Historical Society's Matthew Cowan join host Joseph Gallivan to discuss Unearthed: Hand-colored slides of early-twentieth century Portland gardens from the Oregon Historical Society.


http://newspacephoto.org/gallery/

Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr about Gods and Heroes

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr about Gods and Heroes
On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr, the Curator of European Art at the Portland Art Museum.  Carr talks about the show "Gods and Heroes" which runs at the Portland Art Museum now through Sept 13 2015.
Carr will talk about the origins of the school in Paris and its influence on European art.


Audio edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.

Deb Stoner on her Botanical Portraits at Camerawork Gallery

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Deb Stoner on her Botanical Portraits at Camerawork Gallery
Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Deb Stoner about her show "Channeling Karl Blossfeldt" at the Camerawork Gallery.

Deb Stoner's botanical portraits magnify and reveal details within the natural structures of the plants she photographs. Her process of making images is a slow and deliberate arranging and composing of flora and natural insects in ways that imply growth and change. Up close, one is able to examine the parts of subjects that may reveal surprises. These new black and white photographs made for Camerawork Gallery's intimate space are made from some of Portland's ordinary, yet magnificent, neighborhood gardens.

www.debstoner.com

Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicole Nathan and Namita Wiggers of MOCC

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicole Nathan and Namita Wiggers of MOCC
On Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicole Nathan and Namita Gupta Wiggers about the "State of Oregon Craft" show at  Museum of Contemporary Craft. 
Curators Nathan and Gupta Wiggers talk about not just about ceramacists, basket weavers and saddle makers, but their travels around Oregon in search of crafts that use local materials and represent their communities.
 
From the press release:
June 05, 2015 – August 15, 2015
Curated by: Nicole Nathan and Namita Gupta Wiggers
 

Art Focus on 07/07/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Judy Cooke

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews abstract painter Judy Cooke
On Tuesday June 30 2015 Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Judy Cooke whose show Choose is at Elizabeth  Leach Gallery from July 2 to Auguset 29. 
Cooke talks about Portland in the 1960s and 1970s, her fascination with design and architecture, her method for making abstract paintings with some figurative elements, and the idea of "solving" a painting like a problem. 


Prerecorded audio edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish

From the press release: 

July 2 - August 29, 2015
Judy Cooke
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Art Focus on 06/23/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/23/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

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Wid Chambers

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/08/2010

Wid Chambers has a show at Chambers @ 916. It is an installation of both painting and sculpture in one. the shapes are organic and colorful and are based on drawings then taken through a computer program.

Andrea Schwartz-Feit on "Seeing Without Knowing"

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Thu, 06/03/2010

Andrea Schwartz-Feit had a show at Butters Gallery in May called “Seeing Without Knowing.” She uses encaustic to make images which are geometric and organic at the same time. They also jump back forth between abstraction and representation. Sometimes she has a dash of Klimt, especially when we see a shimmer (which I imagine to be gold leaf). I’ve never seen a jpg which really captured the luminosity of her paintings.

  • Length: 29:22 minutes (26.88 MB)
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Judy Cooke

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 06/01/2010

This month brings Judy Cooke to the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. Many artists these days say they are exploring the space between sculpture and painting, but Cooke has been doing that for years. This particular show, called In Touch, examines the ideas of the Russian Constructivists.

Leiv Fagereng

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/25/2010

Leiv Fagereng talks about his show at Froelick Gallery, Bittersweetsweet.

Plein Air Smackdown at Open Engagement

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/11/2010

From May 14th through the 17th Portland will host Open Engagement: Making Things, Making Things Better, Making Things Worse. This conference says it will challenge our traditional ideas of what art is and does. It will present artists, projects and events which will mediate the contemporary frameworks of art as service, as social space, as activism, as interactions, and as relationships.

One of the events is Plein Air Smackdown (see poster above), the brainstorm of Mark R. Smith who teaches at PCC. Painting students from PCC, PSU and OCAC will have a painting competition of sorts. Susan Harlan, Michelle Ross and Vicki Lynn Wilson will be my guests on Art Focus to talk about that event and the conference as a whole. I get to referee the Smackdown with Jeff Jahn and am really looking forward to it.

Gabriel Liston talks about "Take That and Stand By For Trouble"

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/27/2010

Gabriel Liston has moved his studio into the New American Art Union, producing an exhibition called Take That and Stand By for Trouble. We can watch the progress on a work and also check out his diaries from at least several years. These journals appear to be old children's books. He has ripped out the innards, replacing them with his art life. Art life, meaning not just nice drawings and ideas but all the money and struggle bits.

  • Title: Gabriel Liston
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:54 minutes (39.7 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Victor Maldonado

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/20/2010

Victor Maldonado has a beautiful exhibition up at Froelick, all green paintings. This installation is comprised of panels in size of all the TV screens he has ever lived with. Maldonado addresses cross cultural identity and traffic via the monochrome.

Richard Speer, art critic, essayist, novelist and biographer of "Matt Lamb: The Art of Success"

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/13/2010
Guest-host Tom Cramer speaks with Richard Speer, art writer at the Willamette Week.
Richard Speer is the author of the biography Matt Lamb:  The Art of Success (John Wiley & Sons), short fiction, and a forthcoming novel.

As contributing critic for ARTnews he has reviewed shows in New York, San Francisco, Palm Desert, Santa Fe, Miami, Saint Petersburg, Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, covering artists such as Sam Gilliam, Roger Ballen, and Janet Malcolm.  Since 2002 he has been visual arts critic at Portland, Oregon's Pulitzer Prize-winning alternative weekly,Willamette Week.  He has authored catalogue essays about Jun Kaneko, Eva Hild, Henry Hillman, Jr., Joe Thurston, and other notable contemporary artists. 

Rick Scott: hand-crafted signs and logos

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Fri, 04/09/2010

Guest host Tom Cramer interviews Rick Scott, who specializes in hand-crafting signs and logos for the Portland Oregon area. He is knowledgable about mural and car painting techniques and is an expert handmade sign painter. Signs are one of our most ubiquitous art forms.

James Lavadour

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/30/2010

In April PDX Contemporary Art presents Geographies of the Same Stone: for TT by the painter James Lavadour. Here Lavadour talks about his process in painting.

  • Title: James Lavadour
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:23 minutes (38.99 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

 

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