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September 18, 2011 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
The artists associated with Light and Space, the movement dedicated to investigating patterns of visual perception and attention that began in Southern Californa in the 1960s, are an unruly bunch. Most reject the label out of hand. Two of the movement's giants, Robert Irwin and James Turrell, stopped speaking to each other decades ago and have never completely mended fences. One of the few women associated with this work, Maria Nordman, refuses to be in group shows on the subject.
October 17, 1986 | WILLIAM WILSON
Mary Corse came to notice in the '70s, seemingly weaned on the old song, "A Whiter Shade of Pale." She still pursues a purist mode in a baker's dozen of large paintings made of glass microspheres. They are the stuff of those street signs and jogging-shoe heels that glow when your headlights hit them at night. Corse has elevated the material to a poetic, if not religious, version of California Light and Space art. Obliquely approached, the paintings seem a uniform light gray.
April 20, 1991
Hooray for Counterpunch! Someone is finally speaking out against The Times' disagreeable and critical critics, Martin Bernheimer in music and Peter Ranier in films. I would like to add a third: Cathy Curtis in art. These people seem to think writing a critique is to write critically in a mean-spirited, negative sense. I have been appalled at Peter Ranier's film reviews. Starting with negative comments, he then proceeds to tell the story of the film (I'm not happy to learn the whole story before seeing it)
There have been moments in history when agroup of creative visionaries have put their hometown on the cultural map. More commonly, provincial art styles beloved by the locals never make the big time, and for good reason. So-called "California Impressionism" is one of those styles, a timidly conservative attempt to capture the look of a coastal Shangri-La using techniques pioneered by artists in France more than a generation earlier.
For the first time, in answer to rumors of cost overruns and published reports pegging the price of the J. Paul Getty Center as high as $1 billion, Getty officials have revealed that the estimated cost of the center will be $733 million. In 1991, when architect Richard Meier's plans were unveiled, the Getty had estimated construction costs alone at $360 million, but declined to reveal the full price of the undertaking.
Two Southern California light-heavyweights advanced to today's championship match in the U.S. Olympic boxing team trials, and both Oscar De La Hoya and Pepe Reilly also won Friday night and will be in weekend finals bouts. The only semifinal loser from Southern California at the Centrum in Worcester on Friday, before 3,879, was light-welterweight Shane Mosley of Pomona. He lost a decision to world champion Vernon Forrest of Augusta, Ga.
October 18, 2013 | By David Hay
When the opportunity came to design a home perched high above the Malibu coastline, all architect Peter Tolkin could think of was the phrase in a 1976 Ed Ruscha painting: “Malibu = Sliding Glass Doors.” PHOTO GALLERY: The Sunglass House in Malibu “I liked the idea he reduced Malibu to looking out to the ocean,” Tolkin confessed. But the architect realized that the interests of his clients -- ambitious art collectors looking to celebrate more than just the view -- could hardly be ignored.
March 27, 1985 | MICHAEL SEILER, Times Staff Writer
A storm system the National Weather Service is hoping will bring no more than spring showers began moving into Southern California early today with light rain falling from the San Fernando Valley to midtown Los Angeles. The winterlike trough of low pressure from the Gulf of Alaska will bring rain and winds "but nothing ferocious," a forecaster said Tuesday.
March 16, 1995
Your article of Feb. 9, titled "All Aboard?" quotes me as saying that "none of the Hughes employees now taking public transportation will be taking the Green Line." This can be misleading, indicating no potential interest or ridership by Hughes employees. To the contrary, we look forward to the opening of the Green Line with great anticipation. There is currently no viable public transit option for our employees who come from eastern Los Angeles County to El Segundo. The article confirms this by featuring Kathy Davis, an employee of TRW, who relates that taking the bus from her home in Cerritos takes 2 1/2 hours.
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