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October 2, 1994 | Christopher Knight, Christopher Knight is a Times art critic. and
Beginning with Mondrian, geometric abstract painting has principally functioned as a secular assertion of a Renaissance ideal: Art was considered to be a vehicle for the redemption of human perfection, which had been destroyed in mankind's fall from grace. Balance, precision, harmony, holistic order--these were the rigorous ingredients specific to painting that abstractionists thought necessary for achieving the goal.
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March 12, 1999 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John M. Miller's paintings are phenomenal--in both senses of the term. Fully apparent to the senses and extraordinary in the experiences they generate, the stunning canvases at Patricia Faure Gallery harbor no illusions about how art works. Laying everything they've got on the line, the only mystery they present is why they keep you interested in their seemingly simple arrangements of angled bars. Of course, you may be entirely uninterested in Miller's art. But that's a risk he willingly takes.
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March 12, 1999 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
John M. Miller's paintings are phenomenal--in both senses of the term. Fully apparent to the senses and extraordinary in the experiences they generate, the stunning canvases at Patricia Faure Gallery harbor no illusions about how art works. Laying everything they've got on the line, the only mystery they present is why they keep you interested in their seemingly simple arrangements of angled bars. Of course, you may be entirely uninterested in Miller's art. But that's a risk he willingly takes.
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October 2, 1994 | Christopher Knight, Christopher Knight is a Times art critic. and
Beginning with Mondrian, geometric abstract painting has principally functioned as a secular assertion of a Renaissance ideal: Art was considered to be a vehicle for the redemption of human perfection, which had been destroyed in mankind's fall from grace. Balance, precision, harmony, holistic order--these were the rigorous ingredients specific to painting that abstractionists thought necessary for achieving the goal.
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October 13, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS
To the careless glance, John M. Miller's paintings look like bolts of geometrically patterned cloth. A steady rhythm of black downward-slanting lines and dashes zip all over the raw canvas, disappearing off the sides as if lopped off by a yardage buyer. Closer looks reveal a great more going on. The marks seem to form a series of optically active bands, like hedges made of corrugated cardboard, which march down the canvas.
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January 7, 1996 | Christopher Knight
In addition to being the first major Modernist artist to emerge in postwar Los Angeles, John McLaughlin (1898-1976) also fertilized the local cultural landscape in two fundamental ways. First, when the legendary exhibition "Four Abstract Classicists" (McLaughlin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley and Karl Benjamin) traveled from the L.A. County Museum to London in 1959, the show gave Los Angeles its first coherent claim to international significance as a center for modern art. And second, McLaughlin's elegantly spare geometric abstractions established a rigorous aesthetic of perceptual refinement, which became a hallmark of art produced in L.A. From the acclaimed Light-and-Space installations of the 1960s and 1970s to John M. Miller's luminous paintings today, McLaughlin is their great forebear.
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April 3, 1992 | DAVID PAGEL
John M. Miller's six new paintings at Fred Hoffman Gallery are some of the most visually arresting and conceptually intriguing abstractions being made today. They are also some of the most underrated and misunderstood paintings to come out of Los Angeles since John McLaughlin's quietly mesmerizing images confounded viewers from the '50s through the '70s.
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March 29, 1991 | MAX BOOT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hundreds of friends, relatives and sailors gathered at Moffett Field on Thursday to pay their final respects to 27 crewmen based at the naval air station who were killed when two Navy planes collided over the ocean near San Diego last week. As a host of officers read testimonials to the dead, a black and white sea of sailors stretched out before them. Hundreds of family members and friends sat in front of a giant American flag, billowing in the breeze at half-staff.
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March 4, 1999
This year, the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has bestowed its career achievement award on two legends from one of Hollywood's darker chapters--screenwriter Julius Epstein and writer-director Abraham Polonsky, both of whom were blacklisted in 1951. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will screen four films over two nights that represent the best of Epstein and Polonsky's work.
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February 27, 2000
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January 1, 1989 | ZAN DUBIN
Phyllis Plous admits that six years is a long time to put together any exhibit. Her timing seems auspicious, however. When the curator began organizing a show of abstract painting in 1982, in her words, the art form was "relegated to the dust bins." Today, as "Abstract Options" is about to open, that is all changed.
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April 24, 1998 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"Starting With McLaughlin" is by far the best group exhibition to appear in a commercial gallery in recent memory. Breathtakingly beautiful, highly intelligent and astonishingly sophisticated, this 11-artist show at Patricia Faure Gallery belongs at the Museum of Contemporary Art--if only that museum's curators were interested in chronicling the history of a type of abstraction that has produced a high percentage of L.A.'s undiscovered artistic treasures.
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