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July 4, 1991
A memorial service for artist Jean St. Pierre will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Columbans Church, 10801 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. After the service, friends of the artist are invited to visit his studio at 1001 W. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Works by St. Pierre will be on view, along with pieces he made in collaboration with Robert Mayer. St.
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August 5, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS
Was he a man of uncommon spiritual purity and vision, forsaking everything for his art? Or was he a thief and a ranting bore who drank too much, a manipulator who refused to hold an honest job? According to those who knew him, artist Jean St. Pierre--who died last month at 44 of liver and kidney ailments--was above all a supreme paradox. He was an old-fashioned romantic, an ascetic and loner who nonetheless shrewdly made his way in the world, warming his way into the hearts of his patrons.
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July 2, 1991
Jean St. Pierre, who abandoned the seminary to pursue a career as an artist, imbuing his oil paintings, wood sculptures and collage portraits with spiritual expressionism, has died. Robert Mayer, a friend and colleague, said St. Pierre was 44 when he died of liver and kidney complications Friday at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach. In addition to his art, St. Pierre will be remembered for founding the Newspace Gallery, first in Fullerton and now on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 4, 1991
A memorial service for artist Jean St. Pierre will begin at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Columbans Church, 10801 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove. After the service, friends of the artist are invited to visit his studio at 1001 W. 17th St., Costa Mesa. Works by St. Pierre will be on view, along with pieces he made in collaboration with Robert Mayer. St.
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August 5, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS
Was he a man of uncommon spiritual purity and vision, forsaking everything for his art? Or was he a thief and a ranting bore who drank too much, a manipulator who refused to hold an honest job? According to those who knew him, artist Jean St. Pierre--who died last month at 44 of liver and kidney ailments--was above all a supreme paradox. He was an old-fashioned romantic, an ascetic and loner who nonetheless shrewdly made his way in the world, warming his way into the hearts of his patrons.
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November 13, 1987 | MARLENA DONOHUE
When we see one isolated piece of Jean St. Pierre's sculpture, its strong poetic resonance strikes us as either an accident or as placard-toting spirituality. Only when we see consistent aesthetic develop over many works do we realize that St. Pierre has a gift for coming up with consistently effective icons, fetishes and visual haikus. In one piece an altar-like hunk of rough wood holds parched bones. Above float kid gloves shaped like gesturing hands.
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August 14, 1987 | MARLENA DONOHUE
Any show called "White Work" calls up monochromatic, blanched abstractions occupying one of two poles: transcendental ruminations or strict formalistic exercises (and we pray we can tell the difference). This group show gives us a little of each. Enervated sculpture/canvas combinations by Jean St. Pierre represent the spiritualists. German artist Reinhard Voigt champions the primary shape camp.
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January 10, 1986 | COLIN GARDNER
"The Torso" is the unifying theme of an eclectic group show featuring 11 artists working in a variety of media. Unlike the more popular genres of landscape, still life and portraiture, the torso is an oddly idiosyncratic form, replete with contradictions and ambiguity. Its stunted, limbless disfiguration suggests physical violence, sadomasochism, a sense of incompleteness.
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September 21, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Joni Gordon, an art world novice who bought a failing Melrose Avenue gallery, Newspace, 37 years ago and turned it into an incubator for Los Angeles' contemporary art scene, has died. She was 75. Gordon died Sept. 11 in Bend, Ore., 10 days after a massive brain hemorrhage at her central Oregon vacation home, said her son, John. Under Gordon, Newspace, which she ran from 1975 to 2006, became known for nurturing emerging local talent, including early shows for photographer Judy Fiskin, conceptual artist Robert Cumming, and painters Martha Alf, Jeff Price , John Sonsini, Lisa Adams and Dan McCleary.
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July 2, 1991
Jean St. Pierre, who abandoned the seminary to pursue a career as an artist, imbuing his oil paintings, wood sculptures and collage portraits with spiritual expressionism, has died. Robert Mayer, a friend and colleague, said St. Pierre was 44 when he died of liver and kidney complications Friday at Hoag Memorial Hospital in Newport Beach. In addition to his art, St. Pierre will be remembered for founding the Newspace Gallery, first in Fullerton and now on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles.
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October 27, 2006 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Newspace is closing? It isn't quite the end of an era. Other contemporary art galleries of the same vintage are still in business in Los Angeles. But Joni Gordon's Melrose Avenue showcase has been a major fixture of the local art scene for three decades. Which is to say, since the days when a novice could take over a foundering gallery, buy the key for a few cents, rent the space for $200 a month and develop an exhibition program that mattered to young artists.
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