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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Episode Archive

Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors
 
Art Focus Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo about Water Warriors  
 
On Tuesday February 2, 2016, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews photographer Michael Premo. Premo will discus his part in the show Water Warriors, which documents efforts by east coast Canadians and Native Americans to block fossil fuel exploration and drilling in their lands. Documentary filmmaker Premo co-runs Storyline Media in Brooklyn, New York, and has been very active in Occupy Sandy and Story Corps.  


From the press release:


 
Water Warriors
January 8, 2016 – February 27, 2016

Jan 26 Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton with special Co-host Natalie Ball interviews James Luna

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/26/2016 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Andre Middleton and special Co-host Natalie Ball interviews James Luna
Internationally renowned performance and installation artist James Luna
Puyukitchum/Luiseno) resides on the La Jolla Indian Reservation in North County San 
Diego, California. With over 30 years of exhibition and performance experience Luna
has given voice to Native American cultural issues, pursued innovative and versatile
media within his disciplines, and charted waters for other artists to follow.  His powerful
works transform gallery spaces into battlefields, where the audience is confronted with
the nature of cultural identity, the tensions generated by cultural isolation, and the 
dangers of cultural misinterpretations, all from an Indigenous perspective.

Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/19/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown
On Tuesday January 19, 2016, at 11.30am Joseph Gallivan interviews painter Gabe Brown. Brown paints in oils on linen on board, as well as in watercolor on paper. She calls these works abstract narrative landscapes. She discusses adding layers of paint and removing them with a sander, working on up to 40 paintings at a time, and how she can tell when a work is finished. She is based in the Hudson Valley in New York state. She teaches at Fordham University in the Bronx and discusses the type of work she sees amongst the young art students.   
 
 
From the press release:
 

Art Focus hosted by Andre Middleton with guest Pochas Radicales

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/12/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Focus is a weekly arts talk show with guest from a broad spectrum of communities
Pochas Radicales is an ongoing project founded by Villalobos during her undergraduate experience
 
at Portland State University. The lack of support and space for queer latinas/chicanas/pochas in
 
academia and community pushed her to create an environment in which to discuss the experience
 
of such an identity in the Pacific Northwest.

Art Based Activism

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 01/05/2016 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

During 2015, women used art and humour to campaign to get sales tax removed from menstrual products, for an inquiry into Canada's missing and murdered women, and against continued micro-plastic pollution of the oceans and food chain. Program includes coverage of Canada, Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands.  

From the series WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service http://www.wings.org/

Art Focus on 12/29/15

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/29/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews artists, curators, critics and other art people.

Joseph Gallivan talks Art Basel Miami with Jane Beebe and Eugenia Pardue

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan talks Art Basel Miami with Jane Beebe and Eugenia Pardue
On Tuesday Dec. 22 2015 on Art Focus Joseph Gallivan interviews Jane Beebe of PDX Contemporary Art and artist Eugenia Pardue who will talk about having just come back from Art Basel Miami. They will discuss the role of the art fair and of the artist in a globally connected world.  Eugenia Pardue is a Portland based painter and sculptor who has been to Art Basel Miami for 12 years running. Art Basel Miami happens every year in early December. 
 
http://pdxcontemporaryart.com/artwork/black-dove/color?destination=front
http://www.eugeniapardue.com/#/2015/golden-30/
 
From the official Miami Beach website:
 
http://www.miamiandbeaches.com/events/art-basel/art-festivals

Andre Middleton Interviews Margaret Jacobsen

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/15/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Margaret Jacobsen, Photographer, Mom, Artist, Blogger
Photographer, Mom, Artist, Blogger
She's Margaret:) She likes to photograph people and all that comes with that. The heart, soul and spirit of a person. She tries to ca
pture that because its unique to every individual. She likes to showcase what makes you you. Your story. That's her favorite part about being a photographer... Getting to know you and where you come from and where you're going.


http://margaretjacobsen.com/

Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley the President of PNCA

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/08/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley the President of PNCA
On Tuesday December 8, 2015, Joseph Gallivan interviews Tom Manley, the President of the Pacific Northwest College of Art, who is leaving next year to become President of Antioch College in Ohio.
 
Manley talks about how the school is no longer a provincial undergraduate college and how digital natives don’t really recognize a digital-analog divide. Since he arrived from California 12 years go, Manley has helped raise the money for it to move to the 511 Building, and he has also seen his own four children develop into artists (admittedly, one of them is only 10.)
 
This episode was recorded at PNCA and edited by KBOO volunteer Sam Parrish.
 
From the PNCA website:
 

12_1_15_ Art Focus with Black Laughs Matter

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 12/01/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Art Focus and Black Laughs Matter A comedy showcase and Fundraiser
Art Focus Interview the Comedians and Musicians of the Black Laughs Matter Comedy Showcase
Black Laughs Matter 

Audio

Robert Yoder on his work and his show "Cover You, Smother You"

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 05/03/2011

Our Guest on Art Focus is Robert Yoder. He is showing "Cover you, Smother you" at the Froelick Gallery this month.

  • Length: 29:40 minutes (27.16 MB)
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Jim Neidhardt

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program: 
Art Focus
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Tue, 04/26/2011

Jim Neidhardt was our guest on Art Focus. He has a show of photographs up called Museum at Blackfish. Neidhardt captures the museum ritual of photographing the art experience rather than actually having one. Or maybe the intimate relationship we have with our cameras is deeply imbedded in whatever art experience we have, for better or worse.

  • Title: Jim Neidhardt
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 28:37 minutes (39.3 MB)
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April Waters on "Sheroes"

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/19/2011

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson interviews painter April Waters about her series of paintings called "Sheroes," which is currently on exhibit through April 21st at Portland Artists Repertory Theater at 1515 SW Morrison.

"Sheroes" is an exhibit of larger than life portraits and water. The women in the portraits, Vandana Shiva, Malalai Joya, Wangari Maathai, Helen Caldicott, Amy Goodman and Maude Barlow, have all fought for humanitarian and environmental justice. Most of them have contributed to equitable sharing and protection of clean water.

  • Length: 28:05 minutes (25.71 MB)
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Holly Andres at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/12/2011

Charles A. Hartman Fine Art presented Holly Andres for their April exhibition. She was our guest and told us about "The Fall of Spring Hill." The show continues her examination of a personal feminine narrative. In large-scale, lush color images, the artist ponders the brevity of childhood, the fleeting nature of memory, and female introspection. As in her previous work, this new series is concerned with revisiting, recreating and preserving history, the interweaving of fact and fiction and finding a place in which biography and fictitious narration come together. Andres choreographs all her tableaus - she dresses her people and puts it all together.

  • Title: Holly Andres
  • Genre: Unknown
  • Length: 29:23 minutes (40.35 MB)
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Curator Cris Moss on Bearing Witness by artist Daniel Heyman

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/05/2011

This is an interview with Cris Moss, who curates at Linfield College. Opening this month is Bearing Witness: Daniel Heyman. Heyman is a storyteller. The exhibition features portraits of individuals who have endured great personal hardship — former Abu Ghraib detainees, African-American fathers who have been in and out of jail, and new immigrants to the United States. Linfield will also host a public Frazee Lecture with Daniel Heyman in Ice Auditorium on the Linfield campus Tuesday, April 5, from 7:30–9 p.m. An extension of the exhibition will be hosted by the White Box Gallery at the University of Oregon in Portland from April 5 – May 14, 2011, with a First Thursday Opening Reception on April 7 from 6–8 p.m.

Avantika Bawa at Disjecta

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/29/2011

Guest host Wendy Webb interviews  Avantika Bawa who will be showing at Disjecta starting April 2nd. Curator Jenene Nagy joins them.

This is a link to Disjecta:
http://www.disjecta.org/events/nagy-2011.php

and some links on Avantika's artwork:

  1. http://registry.whitecolumns.org/view_artist.php?artist=88
  2. http://www.artconcerns.com/html/interview1_avanthikaBava.htm
  3. http://www.cnngo.com/mumbai/play/mathesis-order-day-720877
  4. http://columbusmuseum.com/avantikabawa/
  5. http://local-artists.org/users/avantika-bawa

 

 

Matt Cosby

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Wed, 03/23/2011

Matt Cosby discusses his painting show PEAKS & TROUGHS at Augen Gallery.

www.augengallery.com/Artists/cosby.html

  • Length: 26:22 minutes (24.13 MB)
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John Motley

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/22/2011

John Motley contributes pieces to the Oregonian, Art Papers and other publications. He’ has just published a collection of critical essays that were developed alongside exhibitions at Fourteen30. The book is called Stay Time. Originally published as a series of limited edition broadsides, available only at the gallery, these essays examine the work of emerging artists from Portland, Los Angeles, and beyond.

Painter Henk Pander on His Life and Work

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Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/15/2011

Guest host Tom Cramer interviews artist Henk Pander about his life and work.

The Hallie Ford Museum of Art opened a major exhibition of the art of Henk Pander on January 29, 2011. It surveys the range of Pander’s oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, posters, and theatrical designs from the late 1950s to 2010. On view through March 27, 2011, it is the most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted of this important Oregon artist’s work.

Henk Pander has lived in Oregon for 45 years, but to this day describes himself as a “reluctant immigrant” from his native Holland. He was born in Haarlem in 1937 and studied painting at the Rijksacademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 1956 to 1961. Arriving in Portland in 1965, he observed the cross currents of the American cultural scene of the 1960s with the fascination yet detachment of a European émigré.

In the decades since, Pander has maintained his cultural double vision: he documents and interprets American technology, materialism, topography, and disaster in paintings and drawings that recall the grand tradition of Dutch painting extending back to Rembrandt and Frans Hals. At the same time, drawing upon his childhood memories in Holland and periodic visits to his home country, he frequently paints European scenes and subjects as well. His painted narratives range from his memories of Nazi-occupied Holland to the NASA space center at Cape Canavrel, from the Portland creative scene to the burning of the New Carissa off the Oregon coast.

  • Length: 30:15 minutes (20.78 MB)
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Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson

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program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 03/01/2011

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson joined us on Art Focus . She is the new curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum and has recently announced the finalists and winners of the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards.

 

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