Sunday, September 30, 2012

MK Guth on KBOO

Listen to the interview here.

MK Guth will be my guest on Art Focus this coming Tuesday, October 2, 2012. She has two shows going up this month. At the Marylhurst Art Gym is when nothing else subsists, smell and taste remain. That show opens October 7th.

Then at the Elizabeth Leach Gallery the artist opens Best Wishes on First Thursday in October (see image above.)

Friday, September 28, 2012

Anonymous Women at Some Walls

This month Some Walls opens a show of my Anonymous Women in Oakland, California. The Women haven't really had a show of their own, so I'm excited.

Some Walls is a curatorial and writing art project by artist Chris Ashley. I am joining illustrious company - Mira Schor, Ken Weathersby and Lorna Mills are a few of the artists who have shown there. In the coming month I will post more images and links.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dan Gluibizzi and Zefrey Throwell on KBOO

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On September 26th, Ampersand Gallery and Fine Books will present There is no finish line by Dan Gluibizzi and Zefrey Throwell, a show which riffs off web-based imagery with an erotic spin. The two artists will be my guest this coming Tuesday (the 25th) on Art Focus. It all promises to be a great exhibition and radio show. An exhibition similar in scope was produced by the artists at By and By Gallery in Brooklyn in 2010 called I'll Tumblr 4 Ya.

The exhibition coincides with the publication by Ampersand of Folding Space/Pressing Time, a limited edition book. Similar to the show stylistically, the book is a stand-alone conceptual exploration in which Gluibizzi vibrantly distorts Tumblr Archive grids & Throwell gives photographic form to the erotic chaos that plagues his recurring dreams of time travel. Signed copies of this book will be available at the gallery.

Zefrey Throwell in particular is known for his August, 2011 performance piece Occularpation: Wall Street, in which he & 50 performers appeared nude on Wall Street in New York & enacted actual Wall Street occupations, but both of these artists are on fire.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Storm Tharp on KBOO

Listen to the interview here.

Storm Tharp will be my guest on Art Focus this next Tuesday. His Holding a Peach is at PDX Contemporary Art for the month of September. The show incorporates painting, sculpture, fabric design and much more. (Please note: all audio files are now immediately uploaded on the homepage for Art Focus.)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Kristan Kennedy on KBOO

Van Brummelen & De Haan: Monument to Another Man's Fatherland

This week Portland is dominated by PICA's TBA Festival. End Things is the visual art component, mostly housed at The Works at Washington High School. Curator Kristan Kennedy will be my guest on Art Focus this week. (More information on the above video still here.)

Monday, September 3, 2012


September is generally an exciting time for art. TBA from PICA might be enough, but this month some of my favorite people and favorite artists (nice when they're the same but it doesn't have to be) are showing.

Storm Tharp will present Holding a Peach at PDX Contemporary Art. It looks like Tharp has united many of his interests into these images. There's a lot one could say but I will let the artist speak for himself - he'll be my guest on KBOO on the 18th of this month.

Anna Fidler will show Vampires and Wolf Men at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art. Fidler uses images from The Oregon Historical Society, giving our history a new dimension.

Mary Josephson shows paintings, embroidery and mosaic at the Laura Russo Gallery. The piece above is called Pink Lady.

Elise Wagner lives here in Portland and shows all over the country. This month we get to see her work Event Horizons at Butters.

My pal Katherine Ace will show her fab still lifes, which are collages, not just paint. I don't think anyone is doing it quite like she does. The show, Fleeting Vista, is at Froelick.

Another great friend Maria T.D. Inocencio will be a part of the Nine Gallery's 25th anniversary exhibition. Above you see a detail of Each Bloom Lives for Just One Day. They have a catalog for this show, all of which you can view here.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Namita Wiggers, Julie Mancini and Ellen Wishnetzky on KBOO

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All three of my guests for Art Focus this coming Tuesday, September 4th, have something to do with exhibitions at PNCA Museum of Contemporary Craft. At present the MCC co-hosts Design with the Other 90%: Cities, which is also at the gallery at Mercy Corps. This show was curated by Cynthia E. Smith of the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design. MCC Director Namita Wiggers and Mercy Corps Action Center Julie Mancini will be my guests.

Also, Ellen Wishnetzky, who is presenting Felt to Steel at the MCC Gallery, will join us. She is a metal and fiber sculpture artist I had the pleasure of meeting in Ashland when I was down there for my painting show at the Schneider Museum of Art.