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.

Ellen Lesperance was Eva Lake's guest on August 19th. Lespernace will show at Adams and Ollman in September. This was the final show for Lake, who leaves KBOO.

James Lavadour was Eva Lake's guest on August 5th. He has a show up at PDX Contemporry this month.

Elise Wagner was Eva Lake's guest on July 8th. She had a show at Butters Gallery.

Theresa Weil is doing a project called "Because She Cares," paintings of leaders in the non profit world. She was our guest in July 1, 2014.

Eva Lake  interviewed Sean Healy on June 17th. He currently has a show at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston were our guests on April 8th. They had a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

Check below for audiofiles and information on all our past guests.

 

Coming Soon

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Rogers, the Executive Director of the Oregon Arts Commission
 

Episode Archive

Joseph Gallivan interview rock poster artist Emek

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interview rock poster artist Emek
On Tuesday August 26 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the poster artist Emek.
Emek (who goes by one name) will talk about his drawing and printing methods, his move from LA to Blue Lake, and his love of music.   
FROM THE PRESS RELEASE:
 

Ellen Lesperance

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Ellen Lesperance

Ellen Lesperance will be Eva Lake's guest. Lesperance has a show coming up in September at Adams and Ollman. This will be the last show with Lake as the host. Joseph Gallivan will continue with Art Focus. You can keep up with Lake at her site Lovelake. Many thanks!

Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicola Lopez about her new show at Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Nicola Lopez about her new show at Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  On Tuesday August 12, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the visual artist Nicola López.
López's work looks at the built environment and traces themes of collapse and regeneration. She  will talk about her current show of collages, prints and videos called FORECASTING an IMPOSSIBLY POSSIBLE TOMORROW, which is at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery until September 27 2014.
 
From the press release:
 

James Lavadour

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
James Lavadour


James Lavadour opens a show at PDX this month. He is Eva Lake's guest this week.

Art Focus on 07/29/14

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Eva Lake interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Jacob and Arnold Pander about their joint show Fabrication / Corrosion.

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Jacob and Arnold Pander about their joint show Fabrication / Corrosion
On July 22  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Jacob and Arnold Pander about their joint show Fabrication / Corrosion.

The Pander brothers will talk about painting, photography, painting on velvet, printing photos on metal, and celebrity culture with a small c.

The show runs from until September 14th, 2014 at the  Mark Woolley Gallery 700 SW 5th Ave., Suite 4110, Portland, Oregon 97204, in Pioneer Place Mall downtown.
 
From the press release:
PANDER BROTHERS
FABRICATION/CORROSION
JULY 19th - SEPTEMBER 14th, 2014
Mark Woolly Gallery

Elise Wagner

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Elise Wagner

Elise wagner has a show at Butters Gallery and she will be our guest on July 8th.

Theresa Weil on Because She Cares

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Theresa Weil

Theresa Weil has a portrait project called Because She Cares - paintings of non profit leaders. She is our guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther about "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden"

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther about "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden"
On Tuesday June 24  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Bruce Guenther the Chief Curator of the Portland Art Museum.
Bruce  will talk about the current exhibition "The Art of the Louvre’s Tuileries Garden" which focuses on the elegant public space at the heart of Paris. The show runs until September 21, 2014.
Tuileries is pronounced TWEE-LER-EE
 
The Tuileries gardens were designed by the same landscape architect who did the chateaux gardens at Versailles, André Le Nôtre (1613–1700), and have been a public park since 1667, home to great plantings, statuary and of course people watching.  
 
From the press release:

Artist Sean Healy

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/17/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Sean Healy

Sean Healy currently has a show at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery. He will be Eva Lake's guest.

Audio

Maria T. D. Inocencio

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 10/27/2009

Maria T. D. Inocencio talks about a public art project for Innovative Housing.

Ryan Pierce

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 10/20/2009

Ryan Pierce has a show up at Elizabeth Leach called Written from Exile. The work addresses a post-industrial world.

Portland 2010 + the Oregon Cultural Trust

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 10/06/2009

The Oregon Cultural Trust has given a grant to Disjecta to produce the (now rather homeless) Oregon Biennial. It will be called Portland 2010. I had Cynthia Kirk from the Trust, Bryan Suereth from Disjecta and Cris Moss the curator as my guests on Art Focus at KBOO. Kirk also spoke about "A Day of Culture" coming up on the 8th.

Tom Cramer

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/29/2009

Tom Cramer has a new show opening at Laura Russo this week. He will be my guest tomorrow on Art Focus. His exhibitions keep pushing forward into new territory and this one in particular has a big variety of approaches. Some seems Byzantine; his silver and gold is better than ever. One work is like an oil slick, reminiscent of Arts and Crafts and Tiffany. There are loads of Art Nouveauish sexy loops and plantlike shapes. He's doing this all-over wood burning thing too which is subtle from afar and intense close up. There are a few pieces which are really 60s - in that optimistic, almost fabric/fashion Marimekko way. I love it all. It seems to me that wood is his arena, he really owns it and finds new ways to work with it.

  • Title: Tom Cramer
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:08 minutes (40.02 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Mark Menjivar

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/22/2009

Mark Menjivar has a show opening on the 23rd at Ampersand Vintage. The show is called You are What You Eat. The photographs examine the interiors of refrigerators of homes across the country. Mark is a part of the slow food movement.

  • Title: Mark menjivar
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:06 minutes (38.6 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and the Oregon Painting Society

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/08/2009

For PICA's TBA festival we have an interview with Woolly Mammoth Comes to Dinner and the Oregon Painting Society on. Guests include: Woolly Mammoth--Rikki Rothenberg and Kathleen Keogh and Oregon Painting Society--Matt Carlson, Jason Traeger and Liam Drain.

The Works 2009

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2009

Here is an interview with two artists: Fawn Krieger and Jesse Hayward, recorded during the construction of their respective installations at Time Based Arts Festival site for "The Works". For TBA '09, PICA (Portland Institute for Contemporary Arts) gained access to the defunct Washington High School. Using the old theater and two complete floors, artists set up a variety of installations in former classroom spaces. The artists interviewd here are only two of about a dozen different installations. Though TBA '09 events are over, the galleries are open at Washington High School through October. Visit PICA.ORG for more details.

Fawn Krieger is a New York based artist and was invited for residency to produce the installation interviewed in this piece. She calls it "National Park" and you can learn more about it and see photos at www.fawnkrieger.com.

Jesse Hayward is based in Portland and produces interactive installations that often speak to the playfulness of art and craft. You can also learn more about his work at www.jessehayward.com.

Also, notice an original short piece of Musique Concrete in between the interviews. I produced this on behalf of Fawn, who provided the audio samples.

Interview with the Curators of Time Based Arts 2009

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 09/01/2009

Two days before the big opening reception for Time Based Arts Festival 2009, the "big three" curators of TBA joined guest host of Art Focus, Sean Ongley, for a special program discussing the event. Erin Boberg and Kristan Kennedy were live in the studio, while guest artistic director Cathy Edwards joined us from New Haven by telephone. Special guest and TBA '08 performer, Mike Daisey also joined us by phone.

Gavin Shettler

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 08/24/2009

Pictured above is a fresh-faced Gavin Shettler, a few years before the Portland Art Center and his current gig at Milepost Five. He’s now a wiser, maybe more pragmatic director of dreams. We talked about the recent show The Manor of Art at Milepost Five.
 

Michelle Ramin and Jason Doize

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Mon, 08/17/2009

This week on Art Focus my guest will be Michelle Ramin, who has a show up at Falsefront called Need it/Got it - along with the director of Falsefront, Jason Doizé. Falsefront is a curious space – in a neighborhood full of homes, it looks like it must have been a storefront at one time. Inside it looks like a regular gallery (which I confess to liking). The exhibition has a closing party this week.

 

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