CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 1990 |
It all started as a public relations gesture: Put lots of original artwork in the new terminal at John Wayne Airport, give it some pizazz. Then somebody thought a poster would be a splendid commemorative gift for the 2,000 supporters invited to the terminal's grand opening. But now, like Icarus losing his wings, the poster plan has been killed, ending a week's controversy over bureaucratic snafus, disapproval of the picture's nudity and concerns over freedom of expression in art.
August 29, 1990 |
Officials overseeing an art program at John Wayne Airport will hold an "emergency meeting" today to decide whether to print a poster commemorating the opening of the facility's new terminal. A printer who volunteered to produce the poster for free has objected to nudity in the artwork. Bob Cashman, owner of Hallmark Litho Inc.
August 20, 1987
Works by four winners of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Young Talent Awards will be on view through Sept. 20 at the museum, 5905 Wilshire Blvd. The winners are Joe Fay, Karla Klarin, Jim Morphesis and Don Sorenson. The award includes a $3,000 grant and selection of a work for the museum's collection.
September 5, 1986 |
"Ancient Currents" at USC's Fisher Gallery (through Oct. 18) typifies the "washing line" approach to curating that dogs most exhibits organized by theme rather than ideology or a specific formal aesthetic.
March 14, 1986 |
They say the tide of Neo-Expressionism is running out in New York. Well, true to the laws of nature, it is still rising in California. The latest defector to its ranks appears to be the talented painter Jim Morphesis. If this is something of a disappointment, at least Morphesis' version of it produces handsome results and beguiling thoughts. The exhibition of nearly 30 paintings and drawings is a numerically substantial affair bristling with energy and suave command of means.