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.

Vanessa renwick just opened a beautiful show at the Art Gym. She is our guest on April 22nd.

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston will be Eva Lake's guests on April 8th. They have a show called Unfamiliar Faces at Waterstone Gallery.

On March 25th Eva Lake hosted a discussion with key members of the Portland Art Dealers Association: Bob Kochs, Jane Beebe and Daniel Peabody.

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She wwas Eva Lake's guest on March 11th.

On February 25th Eva Lake Interviewed Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman about their father, the artist Leonard Ruder. Ruder was the subject of "Evidence of a Life's Work" at the Marylhurst Art Gym. He also had a recent show at Augen Gallery.

The Portland Art Museum is currently showing a triptych by Francis Bacon, a portrait of Lucian Freud. Bruce Guenther, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art from the museum discussed with Eva Lake this incredible work on January 14, 2014.

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

 

Episode Archive

Vanessa Renwick

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Vanessa Renwick

This is the year of the Oregon Department of Kick Ass. Vanessa Renwick just opened a gorgeous show at the Art Gym and that's just a small element of all that's happening. She is our guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Brian Libby, Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell on architectural preservation

On Tuesday April 15, 2104, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan hosts a discussion between the architectural writer Brian Libby and the architects Peter Meijer and Becca Cavell. They will talk about the Portland Building, Memorial Coliseum and the GasCo building on Highway 30, and whether there is a case for preserving such Portland landmarks.  
 
Joseph Gallivan has been a reporter since 1990. He has covered music for the London Independent, Technology for the New York Post, and arts and culture for the Portland Tribune. He is the author of two novels, "Oi, Ref!" and "England All Over" which are available on Amazon.com
josephgallivan@gmail.com 

Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston on Exhibition at Waterstone Gallery

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Lisa Kaser and Grace Weston

Grace Weston and Lisa Kaser have a show at Waterstone Gallery called Unfamiliar Faces. They will be Eva Lake's guests.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards of the Faux Museum in Portland

On Tuesday April 1, 2014, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Richards, the Curator-slash-Janitor of the Faux Museum in Portland's Old Town.
 
Richards will talk about the Faux Museum’s new exhibition called Collections & AnoMalieS Public & Privates, which runs now through May 26th.
 
The new collection includes
 
·         Litter from around the globe
·         Collection of odd dice
·         Hermit crab racing shells
·         and Gorilla and Sabre Tooth Tiger skulls

Portland Art Dealers Association

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Jane Beebe, Bob Kochs and Daniel Peabody on PADA

Eva Lake will have Jane Beebe (PDX Contemporary Art), Bob Kochs (Augen Gallery) and Daniel Peabody (Elizabeth Leach Gallery) on to discuss the aims and activities of the Portland Art Dealers Association.

Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins
 
On Tuesday March 18, 2014,  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews artist Heather Watkins. Her new show is called "Recurrent Work" and runs at the Art Gym at Marylhurst University near Lake Oswego until April 2.
Watkins talks about her process, her experimentation and her sense of what the viewer gets form looking at her work.  
Much of the work is created by soaking cotton cord in black ink and exploring the marks it makes on paper and acetate. There are also installations of the dried cord attached to the walls, and other abstract works ("drawings") of silver and black pigment on paper.
 

interview with artist Amy Bernstein

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Amy Bernstein

Amy Bernstein has a show of paintings at Nationale. She is Eva Lake's guest on Art Focus.

Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth

On Tuesday March 4, 2014  at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews the producers of Portland2014 Amanda Hunt and Bryan Suereth as they take the temperature of the contemporary art scene in Oregon. Portland2014 is a biennial show or Oregon art
Los Angeles-based Amanda Hunt is the curator of the biennial, and Bryan Suereth is the Director of Disjecta Contemporary Art Center at 8371 N Interstate Ave.
They  will talk about some of the standout artists who are showing at four galleries around Portland and how they were chosen.
 
http://www.biennial.disjecta.org/


From the press release:

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on artist Leonard Ruder

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman on Leonard Ruder

Rhine Ruder and Rhea Ruder Sleeman will be Eva Lake's guests. The two are the children of Leonard Ruder, who just had a show at Augen Gallery and has also shown at the Portland Art Museum and the Marylhurst Art Gym.

Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr of PAM about Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr of PAM about Venice: The Golden Age of Art and Music

 
On February 18, 2014, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson W. Carr, who is the Portland Art Museum's Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art.
 
Mr. Carr will talk about the new exhibition at the museum, called "Venice The Golden Age of Art and Music," which is at the Portland Art Museum until May 11.
From the press release:

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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