Art Focus features interviews with artists, curators, gallerists, writers and other art people.
On Tuesday May 21, 2013, Joseph Gallivan will interview Sarah Margolis-Pineo, Associate Curator at Museum of Contemporary Craft, about the exhibition Object Focus: The Bowl.
The show looks at the humble bowl in the context of Art, craft and everyday life.
On May 14th Eva Lake interviewed Sandy Roumagoux, who is showing at Blackfish.
On April 23rd Joseph Gallivan will interview Terri Hopkins about two shows on incarceration that she has curated at the Art Gym.
On April 16 Brian Ferriso, Director of the Portland Art Museum, was Eva Lake's guest.
Philip Iosca was Eva Lake's guest for the April 2, 2013 episode of Art Focus. He had a show at Fourteen30 Contemporary.
Rita Robillard was our guest on February 26th. She had a show at Augen Gallery this month.
Michelle Ross was Eva Lake's guest on February 12th. She showed at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.
On Tuesday Feb 5, Joseph Gallivan interviewed Julia Dolan about photographer Carrie Mae Weems. The retrospective exhibition, "Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video" runs at the Portland Art Museum February 2 – May 19, 2013. Julia Dolan is the museum's Minor White Curator of Photography
On January 29th Eva Lake interviewed Kerry Tymchuk, Executive Director of the Oregon Historical Society. They talked about events and exhibitions happening for Black History Month.
On Tuesday January 22 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviewed Mariana Tres, curator of the Society for Nebulous Knowledge, about the show "Celestial Clockwork." In her show at Chambers@916 Gallery, Tres presents the artefacts of 19th Century Astoria clockmaker and astronomer Herschel McShougle.
Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.
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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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
- Title: Richard Speer, art critic, essayist, novelist and biographer of "Matt Lamb: The Art of Success"
- Producer: Tom Cramer
- Length: 28:28 minutes (13.03 MB)
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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.
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.
For contemporary art fans in this town, the last two weekends have been filled with the Portland 2010 Biennial. Disjecta is producing this secession of art events with help from a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. Art Focus on KBOO already broke the initial story of how Disjecta received monies from the trust to make a city-wide contemporary art show happen, with Cris Moss at the helm as curator. Moss talked about the exhibitions.