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July 3, 1989 | Cathy Curtis
Sitting in the small dark room that houses James Turrell's light installation, "Night Light," at Security Pacific Gallery in Costa Mesa (through Dec. 17), a visitor imagines what it must have been like at Woodstock, having just ingested the drug of the hour and waiting for the stuff to take effect--without being absolutely sure what you're waiting for. At least back then there was someone else to query. "You feel strange yet, Joe?" "Yeah, I think I can see big colored lights."
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July 20, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
Well, that's the way it goes. "The Home Show" at Security Pacific Gallery (through Aug. 22) is one of the most engaging exhibits curator Mark Johnstone ever organized for Orange County viewers. But it's also his swan song. As a result of the merger between Security Pacific and BankAmerica Corp., the 3-year-old gallery will no longer be home to thematic exhibits of work gathered by Johnstone from Southern California galleries and private collections.
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February 3, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but sometimes you need more than one picture to get the message across. It's hard to imagine comic strips, for example, without the familiar multipanel format. It lets readers follow the flow of a conversation from each character's point of view (as in "Mary Worth"), observe successive states of self-awareness in a single character (Feiffer) or track the sequence of events after one character does something goofy or unexpected ("Garfield"). Or consider the "before" and "after" pictures in ads that tout weight-loss programs, potions to reverse baldness or new windows guaranteed to turn a dowdy home into a stylish showplace.
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June 27, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early next year, Security Pacific Gallery will become a showcase for exhibits drawn from the combined 18,000-piece collections of Security Pacific and BankAmerica Corp., which merged as BankAmerica in April. A new name for the gallery has not been established.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 20, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
Well, that's the way it goes. "The Home Show" at Security Pacific Gallery (through Aug. 22) is one of the most engaging exhibits curator Mark Johnstone ever organized for Orange County viewers. But it's also his swan song. As a result of the merger between Security Pacific and BankAmerica Corp., the 3-year-old gallery will no longer be home to thematic exhibits of work gathered by Johnstone from Southern California galleries and private collections.
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June 28, 1990 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES ORANGE COUNTY ART CRITIC
"Conceptual Impulse" marks the first anniversary of the Security Pacific Gallery, the contemporary art gallery at the Security Pacific Bank headquarters in Costa Mesa. There have been some ups and downs during the past 12 months, but this exhibit contains some genuinely fresh and provocative work. Which is not to say that the show is easy to breeze in and out of. Most of the seven American artists in the show--who live in Los Angeles, New York and Tupelo, Tenn.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Early next year, Security Pacific Gallery will become a showcase for exhibits drawn from the combined 18,000-piece collections of Security Pacific and BankAmerica Corp., which merged as BankAmerica in April. A new name for the gallery has not been established.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1989 | Cathy Curtis
Orange County just received a wonderful present. It's spacious, well-designed and--in its inaugural show--filled with exciting, first-rate art. It's convenient to the freeways, has ample parking, charges no admission and is open six days a week. The name of this place--which opens Tuesday--is Security Pacific Gallery. It's in the South Coast Metro Center, at 555 E. Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa. And it looks like the best thing that has happened to visual arts in the county since Newport Harbor Art Museum announced its expansion.
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June 13, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS, Times Staff Writer
Orange County just got a wonderful present. It's spacious, well-designed and--in its inaugural show--filled with exciting, first-rate art. It's convenient to the freeways, has ample parking, charges no admission and is open six days a week. The name of this place--which opens today--is Security Pacific Gallery. It's in the South Coast Metro Center, at 555 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa. And it looks like the best thing that has happened to visual arts in the county since Newport Harbor Art Museum announced its expansion.
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June 16, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
And Security Pacific Corp. said, "Let there be light!" And there was light-- rows of the megawatt kind used to illuminate airport strips--beaming down on the bash that redefined corporate party-giving on Tuesday night, the opening of Security Pacific Plaza in South Coast Metro Center. And there was food. For starters, 80 feet of table space smothered with desserts, everything from homemade madeleines to chocolate-dipped raspberries. Not to mention the 20 food stations piled with blue-corn lobster taquitos and cilantro cream dipping sauce, the grilled baby lamb chops and papaya mint salsa, the zucchini pumpkin pancakes and apricot creme fraiche, or the homemade potato chips with onion and goat-cheese mousse garnished with fresh violets (Ambrosia did the culinary honors)
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May 11, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
Remember the children's party game called "telephone"? It involved whispering a message to someone else, who whispered it to another person, and so on, until the last person in line would repeat the message--now hopelessly garbled--out loud. At Security Pacific Gallery in Costa Mesa, curator Mark Johnstone used the mechanics of the game as a way of organizing an exhibit of work by nine artists ("Telephone," through June 13).
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
"There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. This is one of them." Remember the opening line of that vintage TV show? Well, "Charted, Collected and Carefully Counted," the current installation at Security Pacific Gallery in Costa Mesa (through June 3) is an attempt to let a few of Orange County's "stories" be told.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 3, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but sometimes you need more than one picture to get the message across. It's hard to imagine comic strips, for example, without the familiar multipanel format. It lets readers follow the flow of a conversation from each character's point of view (as in "Mary Worth"), observe successive states of self-awareness in a single character (Feiffer) or track the sequence of events after one character does something goofy or unexpected ("Garfield"). Or consider the "before" and "after" pictures in ads that tout weight-loss programs, potions to reverse baldness or new windows guaranteed to turn a dowdy home into a stylish showplace.
NEWS
June 28, 1990 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES ORANGE COUNTY ART CRITIC
"Conceptual Impulse" marks the first anniversary of the Security Pacific Gallery, the contemporary art gallery at the Security Pacific Bank headquarters in Costa Mesa. There have been some ups and downs during the past 12 months, but this exhibit contains some genuinely fresh and provocative work. Which is not to say that the show is easy to breeze in and out of. Most of the seven American artists in the show--who live in Los Angeles, New York and Tupelo, Tenn.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 1989 | Cathy Curtis
Sitting in the small dark room that houses James Turrell's light installation, "Night Light," at Security Pacific Gallery in Costa Mesa (through Dec. 17), a visitor imagines what it must have been like at Woodstock, having just ingested the drug of the hour and waiting for the stuff to take effect--without being absolutely sure what you're waiting for. At least back then there was someone else to query. "You feel strange yet, Joe?" "Yeah, I think I can see big colored lights."
NEWS
June 16, 1989 | ANN CONWAY
And Security Pacific Corp. said, "Let there be light!" And there was light-- rows of the megawatt kind used to illuminate airport strips--beaming down on the bash that redefined corporate party-giving on Tuesday night, the opening of Security Pacific Plaza in South Coast Metro Center. And there was food. For starters, 80 feet of table space smothered with desserts, everything from homemade madeleines to chocolate-dipped raspberries. Not to mention the 20 food stations piled with blue-corn lobster taquitos and cilantro cream dipping sauce, the grilled baby lamb chops and papaya mint salsa, the zucchini pumpkin pancakes and apricot creme fraiche, or the homemade potato chips with onion and goat-cheese mousse garnished with fresh violets (Ambrosia did the culinary honors)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
"There are 8 million stories in the Naked City. This is one of them." Remember the opening line of that vintage TV show? Well, "Charted, Collected and Carefully Counted," the current installation at Security Pacific Gallery in Costa Mesa (through June 3) is an attempt to let a few of Orange County's "stories" be told.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
Remember the children's party game called "telephone"? It involved whispering a message to someone else, who whispered it to another person, and so on, until the last person in line would repeat the message--now hopelessly garbled--out loud. At Security Pacific Gallery in Costa Mesa, curator Mark Johnstone used the mechanics of the game as a way of organizing an exhibit of work by nine artists ("Telephone," through June 13).
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 1989 | CATHY CURTIS, Times Staff Writer
Orange County just got a wonderful present. It's spacious, well-designed and--in its inaugural show--filled with exciting, first-rate art. It's convenient to the freeways, has ample parking, charges no admission and is open six days a week. The name of this place--which opens today--is Security Pacific Gallery. It's in the South Coast Metro Center, at 555 Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa. And it looks like the best thing that has happened to visual arts in the county since Newport Harbor Art Museum announced its expansion.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1989 | Cathy Curtis
Orange County just received a wonderful present. It's spacious, well-designed and--in its inaugural show--filled with exciting, first-rate art. It's convenient to the freeways, has ample parking, charges no admission and is open six days a week. The name of this place--which opens Tuesday--is Security Pacific Gallery. It's in the South Coast Metro Center, at 555 E. Anton Blvd. in Costa Mesa. And it looks like the best thing that has happened to visual arts in the county since Newport Harbor Art Museum announced its expansion.
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