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 Dawson Carr about Gods and Heroes

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Art Focus
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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

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Art Focus
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Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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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

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Art Focus
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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
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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
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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
Choose
Recent paintings

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.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about David Hockney

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin about David Hockney
On Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11.30am, Joseph Gallivan interviews Mary Weaver Chapin, the Curator of Graphic Arts at the Portland Art Museum. Chapin talks about David Hockney's 16 etchings called A Rake's Progress. She will also discuss his stage and costumes designs done ten years later for Igor Stravinsky's opera The Rake's Progress. The works are on display at PAM alongside copies of William Hogarth's original engravings which inspired Hockney.  
 
Recorded at KBOO on June 7 2015, audio edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
from the press release:
David Hockney
A Rake’s Progress
APR 18 – AUG 2, 2015

Joseph Gallivan interviews Arvie Smith about his oil painting show Tight Rope

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Joseph Gallivan interviews Arvie Smith about his oil painting show Tight Rope
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Arvie Smith about his current show "Tight Rope" at the Mark Woolley Gallery. Smith will talk about the imagery he uses to assess the African American experience, the interplay between painting and looking, and how his painting voice compares to his spoken voice.
Tight Rope is at Mark Woolley Gallery, Top Floor, Pioneer Place Mall, 700 SW Fifth Ave, 97205.
 

KIZUNA, THE REBIRTH OF MASHIKO CERAMICS

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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KIZUNA, THE REBIRTH OF MASHIKO CERAMICS

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson speaks with Aki Ishijima, a ceramic artist from Mashiko, Japan, and Ruri, a ceramic artist living in rural Yamhill County, about the importance of Mashiko ceramics, the 2011 earthquake in Japan, and the devastation it caused for Mashiko potters.

Art Focus on 05/19/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 05/19/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Audio

Maria T. D. Inocencio

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

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

Ryan Pierce

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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
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  • Length: 29:08 minutes (40.02 MB)
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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)
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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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