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September 28, 2012 | By Holly Myers
Jenny Holzer's first solo show in Los Angeles in more than 20 years - only her second to date - is a taut mini-survey consisting of works dating back to the late 1970s. The “truisms” contained in LED signs, benches and plaques scattered throughout the gallery at L&M Arts, as well as in a trio of Gobo light projections that appear on the exterior walls after dusk, will come as a surprise to almost no one, so central have they become to the story of American art over the last quarter-century.
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June 5, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
It hasn't even been three years, and the art-world experiment known as L&M Arts in Los Angeles is ending. The gallery, which opened in September 2010 in an odd spot on Venice Boulevard not far from the beach, has announced that it is closing its doors at the end of August. The news is not shocking, considering that the gallery is owned by Dominique Lévy and Robert Mnuchin, who dissolved their partnership in their main New York gallery at the start of 2013. Sarah Watson, director of the L.A. branch, said, “We're sad, of course.
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September 13, 2012 | By Jori Finkel
According to artist Jenny Holzer, who is in town this week for the opening of her show at L&M Arts, boredom has a way of just not letting up. "BOREDOM MAKES YOU DO CRAZY THINGS," reads a line projected at night on a gallery facade. The line was programmed to alternate randomly with three other sayings, known in the artist's lingo as truisms. "It is supposed to be random," Holzer said during a visit to the site. "But last night boredom kept coming back. " Holzer said she has not had a gallery show in L.A. "in like a thousand years.
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September 28, 2012 | By Holly Myers
Jenny Holzer's first solo show in Los Angeles in more than 20 years - only her second to date - is a taut mini-survey consisting of works dating back to the late 1970s. The “truisms” contained in LED signs, benches and plaques scattered throughout the gallery at L&M Arts, as well as in a trio of Gobo light projections that appear on the exterior walls after dusk, will come as a surprise to almost no one, so central have they become to the story of American art over the last quarter-century.
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April 28, 2010 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Bellhops with luggage carts walked right by. So did teenage girls in tank tops. But a stylish thirtysomething businessman in the lobby of the Standard Hotel downtown couldn't take his eyes off the words. While talking on his cellphone, he stared at a 25-foot-tall, stainless steel LED tower that delivered from floor to ceiling a stream of one-liners, such as "Symbols are more meaningful than things themselves" and "Survival of the fittest applies to men and animals." The businessman might have recognized the LED tower as one of Jenny Holzer's signature artworks, featuring the "truisms" and other sayings that have made her famous.
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September 23, 2008
Added duties: Erica Hill has been named co-anchor of the Saturday installment of CBS' "The Early Show" but will continue her current duties at CNN, including working as a correspondent on "Anderson Cooper 360." -- In the spotlight: The spiral facade of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City has been turned into a public art installation to celebrate its newly restored exterior. Every Friday through Dec. 31, the building will be illuminated in text as part of "For the Guggenheim," a commissioned work by Jenny Holzer.
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June 5, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
It hasn't even been three years, and the art-world experiment known as L&M Arts in Los Angeles is ending. The gallery, which opened in September 2010 in an odd spot on Venice Boulevard not far from the beach, has announced that it is closing its doors at the end of August. The news is not shocking, considering that the gallery is owned by Dominique Lévy and Robert Mnuchin, who dissolved their partnership in their main New York gallery at the start of 2013. Sarah Watson, director of the L.A. branch, said, “We're sad, of course.
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May 15, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the 1990 Venice Biennale opens to the public next week, the United States Pavilion will be filled with the flashing signs and chiseled sarcophagi of Jenny Holzer, the only woman to represent the U.S. in the exhibition's 93-year history and an artist for whom poetic language can be a visual form of unusual power.
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February 7, 2008 | PAUL YOUNG
Emi Fontana had a hunch. As director of the new nonprofit West of Rome, she knew the opening of LACMA's Broad Contemporary Art Museum on Feb. 16 would be hard to beat. So she organized an exhibition featuring the work of Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer and Louise Lawler that would be impossible to miss. "It's an art show for cars," Fontana says with a laugh.
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November 14, 1993 | Associated Press
The magazine of a prominent German newspaper wants to draw attention to violence against women. So it's using women's blood to print part of the cover of its next edition. The blood, donated by eight women, will be used for the headline, "I Know Women Are Dying," which is part of a design created by American artist Jenny Holzer. "I wanted to do something as shocking as the issue itself," she said Friday.
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September 13, 2012 | By Jori Finkel
According to artist Jenny Holzer, who is in town this week for the opening of her show at L&M Arts, boredom has a way of just not letting up. "BOREDOM MAKES YOU DO CRAZY THINGS," reads a line projected at night on a gallery facade. The line was programmed to alternate randomly with three other sayings, known in the artist's lingo as truisms. "It is supposed to be random," Holzer said during a visit to the site. "But last night boredom kept coming back. " Holzer said she has not had a gallery show in L.A. "in like a thousand years.
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April 28, 2010 | By Jori Finkel, Los Angeles Times
Bellhops with luggage carts walked right by. So did teenage girls in tank tops. But a stylish thirtysomething businessman in the lobby of the Standard Hotel downtown couldn't take his eyes off the words. While talking on his cellphone, he stared at a 25-foot-tall, stainless steel LED tower that delivered from floor to ceiling a stream of one-liners, such as "Symbols are more meaningful than things themselves" and "Survival of the fittest applies to men and animals." The businessman might have recognized the LED tower as one of Jenny Holzer's signature artworks, featuring the "truisms" and other sayings that have made her famous.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2008
Added duties: Erica Hill has been named co-anchor of the Saturday installment of CBS' "The Early Show" but will continue her current duties at CNN, including working as a correspondent on "Anderson Cooper 360." -- In the spotlight: The spiral facade of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City has been turned into a public art installation to celebrate its newly restored exterior. Every Friday through Dec. 31, the building will be illuminated in text as part of "For the Guggenheim," a commissioned work by Jenny Holzer.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 2008 | PAUL YOUNG
Emi Fontana had a hunch. As director of the new nonprofit West of Rome, she knew the opening of LACMA's Broad Contemporary Art Museum on Feb. 16 would be hard to beat. So she organized an exhibition featuring the work of Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Jenny Holzer and Louise Lawler that would be impossible to miss. "It's an art show for cars," Fontana says with a laugh.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1990 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the 1990 Venice Biennale opens to the public next week, the United States Pavilion will be filled with the flashing signs and chiseled sarcophagi of Jenny Holzer, the only woman to represent the U.S. in the exhibition's 93-year history and an artist for whom poetic language can be a visual form of unusual power.
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November 11, 1990
I saw the "High & Low" exhibition on Oct. 13, and contrary to Knight's declaration that the exhibit is a "flop," I thoroughly enjoyed it, as did the huge crowd. But, then, we only represent about 99% of the people. We are not educated or sophisticated in art history or theory. What a treat it was to see Warhol's Campbell Soup series, Lichtenstein's vibrant "As I Opened Fire," Picasso's "Gertrude Stein" and Jenny Holzer's dramatic LED signs and tiles. I have been to the major museums around the world.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 1994
In her review of an important new show by artist Karen Carson, Susan Kandel misreads irony and sarcasm in work that is baldly sincere, tremulously honest and blatantly spiritual ("Beautiful Photographs of a Beautiful World," June 23). When she claims that Carson's past work has relied on "marked sarcasm," Kandel shows that she has no understanding of the history of an artist whose work has always been daringly earnest and pointedly direct. Carson's stripped-to-the-bone graphic medium presents her simple message: "You are a soul."
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