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November 7, 1991 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For most musicians and composers, it is the actual sound of music that lures them into its secret realm. For Joyce Lightbody, Malibu-based visual artist and composer, it was the sight. "Throughout my life," she said recently, "musical notation--the visual aspect of it--has completely fascinated me, along with other kinds of notation, patterning and maps. I grew up as a minister's daughter and had to go to church every Sunday.
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April 25, 1996 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The visual equivalent of nonsensical rhythms takes physical shape in Joyce Lightbody's collages at ACME Gallery. Titled "Song Maps and Root Laps," the artist's eccentric configurations of cut-up postage stamps, musical notes, fragmented poems, spidery lines and softly tinted colors form wacky cartographies of enchanting lands that are impossible to visit, except in your imagination. Each of Lightbody's small collages depicts a focused world that seems complete unto itself.
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May 9, 1994 | HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joyce Lightbody is a visual artist with as much interest in music as painting. Inspired by Conceptual artists who believed that art could manifest itself in almost any activity, for 10 years she composed a cappella choral music. Two years ago, she was invited to compose an instrumental piece for the carillon at UC Santa Barbara. Along the way, she exhibited her scores in alternative and institutional spaces, but commercial galleries remained leery. Until now.
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February 9, 1996 | SUSAN KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chad Attie's frantically lush paintings at Newspace Gallery beg the question of their own sincerity. Modernist abstraction is distilled into a concatenation of roiling, thick and steamy brush strokes, slathered on with an intensity that conjures a pumped-up De Kooning. Sometimes, a figure or a tree will emerge from behind the multicolored scaffolding, without a hope of distracting us from the spectacle. But the spectacle is designed to deceive.
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February 9, 1996 | SUSAN KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Chad Attie's frantically lush paintings at Newspace Gallery beg the question of their own sincerity. Modernist abstraction is distilled into a concatenation of roiling, thick and steamy brush strokes, slathered on with an intensity that conjures a pumped-up De Kooning. Sometimes, a figure or a tree will emerge from behind the multicolored scaffolding, without a hope of distracting us from the spectacle. But the spectacle is designed to deceive.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1996 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The visual equivalent of nonsensical rhythms takes physical shape in Joyce Lightbody's collages at ACME Gallery. Titled "Song Maps and Root Laps," the artist's eccentric configurations of cut-up postage stamps, musical notes, fragmented poems, spidery lines and softly tinted colors form wacky cartographies of enchanting lands that are impossible to visit, except in your imagination. Each of Lightbody's small collages depicts a focused world that seems complete unto itself.
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January 18, 2001
IRVINE 7-9 p.m. Art The Irvine Fine Arts Center will host a reception for three Los Angeles-based artists who are featured in separate solo exhibitions. Merion Estes' new paintings use a variety of techniques, including collage and decorative stenciling to create complex compositions. Joyce Lightbody will present works from 1994 to 1999. Her works are small and delicate, collaged, drawn and painted with intricate details that appear as musical scores or symbolic languages.
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January 27, 2001 | KINNEY LITTLEFIELD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Southland artists Merion Estes, Joyce Lightbody and Keith Sklar are three worker bees, busily interpreting life's relentless buzz. Their intricate, playful paintings and mixed-media works are on view through Feb. 25 at the Irvine Fine Arts Center in a spunky trio of solo shows called "Merion Estes, Paintings," "Joyce Lightbody, Selected Works 1994-1999" and "Keith Sklar, Recent Work."
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February 24, 2000 | LOUISE ROUG
Peter Norton, a computer software magnate, and his wife, Eileen, have continued to support Southern California art and recently gave works worth more than $3 million from their collection to 29 institutions in the United States and England. Recipients included the venerable Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as smaller, regional museums, including the Laguna Art Museum and the Orange County Museum of Art.
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March 11, 1999
ART "Between Reality and Abstraction: California Art at the End of the Century," a survey of California art spanning the final two decades of the 20th century, closes Sunday at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave. Kim Abeles, Peter Alexander, Billy Al Bengston, Ed Moses, Marc Pally, Edward Ruscha, Carole Caroompas and Joyce Lightbody are among the 34 artists represented in the show, curated by Donna Stein and funded by the Hillcrest Foundation of Los Angeles.
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May 9, 1994 | HUNTER DROHOJOWSKA-PHILP, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Joyce Lightbody is a visual artist with as much interest in music as painting. Inspired by Conceptual artists who believed that art could manifest itself in almost any activity, for 10 years she composed a cappella choral music. Two years ago, she was invited to compose an instrumental piece for the carillon at UC Santa Barbara. Along the way, she exhibited her scores in alternative and institutional spaces, but commercial galleries remained leery. Until now.
NEWS
November 7, 1991 | JOSEF WOODARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For most musicians and composers, it is the actual sound of music that lures them into its secret realm. For Joyce Lightbody, Malibu-based visual artist and composer, it was the sight. "Throughout my life," she said recently, "musical notation--the visual aspect of it--has completely fascinated me, along with other kinds of notation, patterning and maps. I grew up as a minister's daughter and had to go to church every Sunday.
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November 4, 1987 | MARK CHALON SMITH
"Legal Eagles" may not have been the best movie of 1986, but it did offer an intriguing scene with Daryl Hannah as a screwy performance artist. As co-star Robert Redford watched bemusedly, Hannah's character put on a show that featured sensual prancings, provocative slides, pyrotechnics and a startlingly personal monologue. The scene was pure Hollywood flash, but it probably reflected what most people think about performance art: It's wild, unpredictable and, more often than not, incoherent.
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May 5, 1991 | SHAUNA SNOW
The Scene "Black Seeds," the first mural to be completed under SPARC's 1990-91 "Neighborhood Pride: Great Walls Unlimited" mural program, was dedicated Saturday at Leslie N. Shaw Park, on Jefferson Boulevard near Arlington Avenue. Painted by Eddie Orr, David Mosley, William T. Stubbs, Norman Maxwell and Michael McKenzie, and conceived 10 years ago by neighborhood activist Gus Harris, "Black Seeds" pays tribute to African-American achievers in science, politics, sports and the arts.
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