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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Interview with Hubert Sauper on his documentary "We Come as Friends"

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/25/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Hubert Sauper on his documentary "We Come as Friends"
Art Focus is off today.

Instead we'll hear an interview with award-winning filmmaker Hubert Sauper about his documentary, We Come as Friends.  The film focuses on modern-day South Sudan. and how big oil is fueling conflict there, in the midst of a civil war.

From the Series Background Briefing with host Ian Masters. http://ianmasters.com/

Actress Lee Grant Talks about her Memoir, "I Said Yes to Everything," and her Years on the Blacklist

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Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Actress Lee Grant Talks about her Memoir, "I Said Yes to Everything," and her Years on the Blacklist
Art Focus is off today. Instead we'll hear an interview from the Bookwaves program with host Richard Wolinsky.

Oscar winning actress Lee Grant, author of the memoir "I Said Yes to Everything" discusses her career and her years on the Hollywood blacklist with host Richard Wolinsky. 

An extended 45-minute version of this interview can be found at www.bookwaves.com 

Art Focus 150811 Newspace/OHS

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 08/11/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Yaelle Amir and Matthew Cowan join host Joseph Gallivan


Yaelle Amir of Newspace Center for Photography, and Oregon Historical Society's Matthew Cowan join host Joseph Gallivan to discuss Unearthed: Hand-colored slides of early-twentieth century Portland gardens from the Oregon Historical Society.


http://newspacephoto.org/gallery/

Joseph Gallivan interviews Dawson Carr about Gods and Heroes

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/28/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 07/14/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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
Short Description: 
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

Program: 
Art Focus
Air date: 
Tue, 06/16/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
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

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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Art Focus
program date: 
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
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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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Art Focus
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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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program: 
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)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 96Kbps (CBR)

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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