CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1991 |
This being the Sabbath, it must be time for some irreverent religious satire. So says Mike Yaconelli, a Christian minister and San Diego refugee who for 20 years has been editing "The Door," a stick-it-in-your eye satire magazine specializing in the follies of the devout. Call his slick bimonthly the Evangelical National Lampoon, and Yaconelli won't mind. Call it the Religious Mad Magazine and he'll be downright pleased.
December 4, 1989
Jesse Jackson, viewing for the first time the controversial painting that depicts him as a blond, blue-eyed white man, said Sunday, "It's not the picture that's the insult. It's the reality behind the picture: That's the insult." The portrait, entitled "How Ya Like Me Now?" by artist David Hammons and part of the Washington Project for the Arts "The Blues Aesthetic" exhibition, was placed on a street corner Wednesday evening.
May 21, 1995
Samella Sanders Lewis--one of the most prominent African American art historians--describes her pieces as memories collected in the form of art. Now those works, as well as items from 30 other master artists, will be displayed through an exhibit, "The Samella Lewis Collection--Fifty Years," at the Third World Art Exchange in Los Feliz.
February 6, 1998
Recycled Treasures: Forgettable objects become poetic monuments to the everyday in Tony Feher's unassuming mixed-media sculptures at Richard Telles Fine Art. A few glass bottles, marbles and Styrofoam bricks rescued from the trash heap are all that Feher needs to evoke the internal rhythm of prosaic activities, while simultaneously investing his Minimalist vocabulary with contemporary relevance.
July 20, 2012 |
This may be the information age, but more specifically, it's the mash-up moment. Images, sounds, words -- all are retrieved instantly from our collective digital memory bank by artists and advertisers alike, shaken, stirred and spilled back out. In the day when collage really did involve scissors and glue, the discontinuities it invoked had more power to jolt and disarm. Think Höch and Heartfield. Now, makers are mixers and the visual fabric of the everyday is a busy, buzzing patchwork.
May 20, 1992 |
* Current position: Curator of contemporary art in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, since September, 1990. * Born: 1950. * Education: B.A. 1972, Swarthmore College; Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, summer, 1978; M.A. 1978, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. * Art Experience: An abstract painter for more than 20 years.