August 22, 1991 |
Four paintings donated to USC in 1965 by the late Armand Hammer but that the industrialist borrowed back several years ago and held in defiance of requests for their return will be given back to the university next month, USC's Fisher Gallery has announced. The paintings include "The Nativity" by the Flemish master Peter Paul Rubens.
September 25, 2007 |
A five-artist exhibition at USC's Fisher Gallery goes out of its way to show that clay can be used -- like paint, steel and paper -- to make great art. It's an irrefutable argument, ably made by guest curators Tressa R. Miller and Trevor Norris. Their point is that there is no point in treating clay as a second-class citizen in the big mixing pot of contemporary art, which is filled with hybrids and mongrels of all shapes and stripes. But their argument is academic.
February 25, 1990 |
The USC Atelier, which has operated in the Santa Monica Place shopping center for more than seven years, will close April 1 due to financial constraints. "The old battle to keep the art spaces alive is pretty tough sometimes," said director Noel Korten, who has been with USC's satellite gallery since it opened in 1982. "There aren't any good guys and bad guys in this one, it's just that there's never been quite enough money for the arts."
March 12, 1997 |
The blacklist is returning to Los Angeles. But instead of another round of congressional witch hunts and redbaiting that abused Hollywood filmmakers and many other American citizens for their political beliefs--or alleged beliefs--in the late 1940s and early '50s, plans are underway for an artwork designed to inform the public about that infamous period of history and help prevent a rerun.
April 15, 1985 |
USC's Fisher Gallery is a tripartite affair that lends itself to three-ring exhibitions. That's what it has, through April 27, in the congregation of Barbara Strasen's conceptual investigations, Ford Crull's paintings and selections from Diana Zlotnick's collection. The only connection among the shows is that all the art is contemporary and more or less rooted in Southern California soil.
January 19, 1993 |
Juxtaposing cow bones and coins, snakes and computer technology, and shamanism and Christianity, installations by three contemporary Brazilian artists at USC's Fisher Gallery explore two distinct realms. "The work is mystical, and it relates to the environment and nature, and the human body and invisible energies and spiritual ideas," says Susan M. Anderson, who curated the exhibit while taking a little time off from her regular job as curator of exhibitions at the Laguna Art Museum.