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January 15, 1995 | Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
When Peter Goulds arrived in Los Angeles from his native England in 1972, Pop had crested, Conceptualism and Minimalism were gathering steam, and Nicholas Wilder was L.A.'s ranking dealer. The glory days of the slick Finish Fetish style associated with Southern California had passed, Bruce Nauman and his cronies were cooking up a hot little scene out in Pasadena, Chris Burden was doing performance pieces that were to become legendary, and New York was still dissing L.A. as Nowheresville.
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February 13, 2004 | David Pagel, Special to The Times
The installation by Pae White in the lobby of the UCLA Hammer Museum transforms one of the most inhospitable places to see art in Los Angeles into an enchanting wonderland of visual delight and sensual savvy. "Oroscopo" marries the scrappiness of do-it-yourself projects and the sophistication of high-end design, creating a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts.
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March 22, 1991 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's something about the Bay Area that brings out the backwoods philosopher in people; R. Crumb, Bruce Conner and William T. Wiley all seem cut from the same cloth--they're all cranky, idealistic iconoclasts who express their despair over the human condition with curmudgeonly gallows humor. This aesthetic isn't exclusive to the Bay Area, however; rather it's a manifestation of a distinctly American sensibility that stretches back to Herman Melville and can be seen today in the art of H.C.
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July 3, 1998 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bright Spots: At a time when many artists are making paintings that look better in magazines than they do in person, it's refreshing to see a painter whose elusive abstractions cannot be captured by a photograph. One of the best things about Joe Goode's new works at L.A. Louver Gallery is that they're meant to be lived with, fully embedded in the rhythms and rituals of daily home life.
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July 3, 1998 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Bright Spots: At a time when many artists are making paintings that look better in magazines than they do in person, it's refreshing to see a painter whose elusive abstractions cannot be captured by a photograph. One of the best things about Joe Goode's new works at L.A. Louver Gallery is that they're meant to be lived with, fully embedded in the rhythms and rituals of daily home life.
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September 26, 1997 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a joy to behold John McCracken's new wall works at L.A. Louver Gallery. At once bold and sophisticated--or point-blank and exquisite--the 12 wall-mounted sculptures that make up this stunning show are so good they make the artist's 33-year exhibition history look like a warmup. In the main gallery, six sculptures that are approximately as tall as a person (but not quite as wide), have the presence of icons.
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January 11, 1985 | WILLIAM WILSON
Howard Hodgkin is a leading British contemporary currently represented here by a dozen large graphics, mainly works made in India using handmade paper and fabric dyes. Despite exotic sources and materials, Hodgkin's work has more to do with European drawing rooms than the Taj Mahal. At a glance, these compositions appear to be bold and lively abstract arrangements of blobs and hatchings.
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April 11, 1996 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Unlike most art exhibitions, Allen Ruppersberg's wide-ranging show at Margo Leavin Gallery invites you to browse. Treating viewers like visitors to a well-stocked (if eccentric) bookstore, the well-known but infrequently exhibited Conceptualist's drawings, sculptures and paintings let your mind wander as you meander from piece to piece, picking up and perusing whatever strikes your fancy, at whatever pace you please.
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May 18, 1996 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like other preeminent performance and video artists of her pioneering generation, Joan Jonas has experimented with various ways of presenting works, trying to find a form that does not require her constant physical presence yet still packs more punch than conventional videos. A rare and uneven exhibition of new works at Rosamund Felsen Gallery displays some recent attempts to transfer the raw intimacy of an ongoing performance to the static space of an art gallery.
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February 13, 2004 | David Pagel, Special to The Times
The installation by Pae White in the lobby of the UCLA Hammer Museum transforms one of the most inhospitable places to see art in Los Angeles into an enchanting wonderland of visual delight and sensual savvy. "Oroscopo" marries the scrappiness of do-it-yourself projects and the sophistication of high-end design, creating a whole that's greater than the sum of its parts.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 26, 1997 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's a joy to behold John McCracken's new wall works at L.A. Louver Gallery. At once bold and sophisticated--or point-blank and exquisite--the 12 wall-mounted sculptures that make up this stunning show are so good they make the artist's 33-year exhibition history look like a warmup. In the main gallery, six sculptures that are approximately as tall as a person (but not quite as wide), have the presence of icons.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1996 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Like other preeminent performance and video artists of her pioneering generation, Joan Jonas has experimented with various ways of presenting works, trying to find a form that does not require her constant physical presence yet still packs more punch than conventional videos. A rare and uneven exhibition of new works at Rosamund Felsen Gallery displays some recent attempts to transfer the raw intimacy of an ongoing performance to the static space of an art gallery.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 11, 1996 | DAVID PAGEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Unlike most art exhibitions, Allen Ruppersberg's wide-ranging show at Margo Leavin Gallery invites you to browse. Treating viewers like visitors to a well-stocked (if eccentric) bookstore, the well-known but infrequently exhibited Conceptualist's drawings, sculptures and paintings let your mind wander as you meander from piece to piece, picking up and perusing whatever strikes your fancy, at whatever pace you please.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 1995 | Kristine McKenna, Kristine McKenna is a frequent contributor to Calendar. and
When Peter Goulds arrived in Los Angeles from his native England in 1972, Pop had crested, Conceptualism and Minimalism were gathering steam, and Nicholas Wilder was L.A.'s ranking dealer. The glory days of the slick Finish Fetish style associated with Southern California had passed, Bruce Nauman and his cronies were cooking up a hot little scene out in Pasadena, Chris Burden was doing performance pieces that were to become legendary, and New York was still dissing L.A. as Nowheresville.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1991 | KRISTINE McKENNA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
There's something about the Bay Area that brings out the backwoods philosopher in people; R. Crumb, Bruce Conner and William T. Wiley all seem cut from the same cloth--they're all cranky, idealistic iconoclasts who express their despair over the human condition with curmudgeonly gallows humor. This aesthetic isn't exclusive to the Bay Area, however; rather it's a manifestation of a distinctly American sensibility that stretches back to Herman Melville and can be seen today in the art of H.C.
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January 15, 1988 | WILLIAM WILSON
Wally Berman was an authentic Beat Generation character who linked North Beach poetry and jazz to Venice's coffee houses in the early days of the Ferus Gallery. Dennis Hopper was in with that crowd, and I've always suspected he based his character in "Easy Rider" partly on Berman.
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