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September 26, 1998 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Particle board is not at all a refined material. Inexpensively made from sawdust or wood chips compressed with a resin binder, it's a somewhat flexible material useful in a variety of utilitarian projects. When Ruben Ortiz Torres paints, almost always he paints on particle board.
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September 26, 1998 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
Particle board is not at all a refined material. Inexpensively made from sawdust or wood chips compressed with a resin binder, it's a somewhat flexible material useful in a variety of utilitarian projects. When Ruben Ortiz Torres paints, almost always he paints on particle board.
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September 3, 1995 | Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an occasional contributor to Calendar. and
In a downtown Los Angeles loft, where homeless people camp out side the door, artist Ruben D. Ortiz-Torres muddles through the meaning of being a Mexican in America. Within a mile of the tourist-oriented Mexican souvenir shops of Olvera Street and the Chicano barrios of East L.A., this 31-year-old graduate of CalArts is busy printing and organizing his photographs for an exhibition at the Jan Kesner Gallery opening on Friday.
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September 3, 1995 | Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is an occasional contributor to Calendar. and
In a downtown Los Angeles loft, where homeless people camp out side the door, artist Ruben D. Ortiz-Torres muddles through the meaning of being a Mexican in America. Within a mile of the tourist-oriented Mexican souvenir shops of Olvera Street and the Chicano barrios of East L.A., this 31-year-old graduate of CalArts is busy printing and organizing his photographs for an exhibition at the Jan Kesner Gallery opening on Friday.
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September 16, 2006 | Lynne Heffley
Fifteen local artists have been awarded 2006-07 City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Fellowships by the Department of Cultural Affairs. They are visual artists Paul J. Botello, Aya Dorit Cypis, Caryl Davis, Andrew Freeman, Clement S. Hanami, Ruben Ortiz-Torres, Coleen Sterritt, Lincoln Tobier, Carrie Ungerman and J. Michael Walker; literary arts honorees Diane Lefer and Luis Rodriguez; and performing artists Hector Aristizabal, Phil Ranelin and Heather Woodbury.
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September 10, 1998 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT
Art Ruben Ortiz Torres, 34, mixed-media artist Look for: At the Huntington Beach Art Center (Sept. 12-Nov. 8), a survey exhibition offers a welcome opportunity to get an overview of the photographs, videotapes and mixed-media works of one of the most interesting young artists to emerge in Los Angeles in the 1990s. Why he matters: In the 1980s, multiculturalism was a term regularly used to describe the simultaneous expression of multiple autonomous cultures.
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May 24, 2001
* Theater: Dame Edna, housewife, megastar, talk show host and the alter-ego of Australian comedian Barry Humphries, closes his/her Tony-winning solo show "Dame Edna: The Royal Tour" Sunday at the Shubert Theatre, 2020 Avenue of the Stars, Century City. Today, 2 and 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. $30 to $60. (800) 447-7400. * Movies: "Calle 54," Spanish director Fernando Trueba's documentary on Latin jazz, closes tonight at the Music Hall, 9036 Wilshire Blvd.
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August 21, 1993
Five Southern California arts projects are among 52 programs receiving a total of $1.1 million in grants from the U.S. Mexico Fund for Culture.
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June 7, 1996 | MARK CHALON SMITH, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jesse Lerner and Ruben Ortiz-Torres ask a big question in their experimental film, "Frontierland/Fronterilandia": Where do Mexico and the U.S. merge in the development of the Latino experience in this country? It's one that sociologists, historians and pop culturists have been batting around for years, since Mexican Americans became an economic and political force in the United States.
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September 15, 1995 | SUSAN KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At the annual Santa Barbara fiesta, two blond children drift by in a taco-shaped float. In Mexico City, not far from the Liverpool Pub, the Mexican Fab Four pose in Sgt. Pepper uniforms, the glow of the electric lights behind them obscuring their oddly sober expressions. In Panajachel, Guatemala, a Statue of Liberty is silhouetted against a turquoise sky, as a mangy dog strolls by, uninterested. At South of the Border in Dillon, S. C.
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February 27, 2000
MOVIES Mike Nichols' "What Planet Are You From?" stars Garry Shandling as an extraterrestrial sent to Earth to impregnate a human to facilitate universal domination by his planet. Annette Bening, John Goodman, Greg Kinnear, Ben Kingsley and Linda Fiorentino star. Opens in general release Friday. POP MUSIC D'Angelo will play the 6,000-seat Universal Amphitheatre in April, a venue suitable for a chart-topping soul crusader (his new album, "Voodoo," debuted at No. 1).
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