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August 15, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, Zan Dubin is a Times staff writer who writes about the arts for The Times Orange County Edition.
"Some artists would say, 'How tacky (to exhibit art) in a mall,' " says Sono Osato, "but I feel the exact opposite. I think it's an exquisite way to deal with it." Osato, an Oakland conceptual artist, is referring to South Coast Plaza, where her latest installation goes on view Friday at the Laguna Art Museum's satellite site. She likes the idea of art in unconventional venues because she dislikes the idea that it should be kept apart from everyday life.
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August 15, 1991 | ZAN DUBIN, Zan Dubin is a Times staff writer who writes about the arts for The Times Orange County Edition.
"Some artists would say, 'How tacky (to exhibit art) in a mall,' " says Sono Osato, "but I feel the exact opposite. I think it's an exquisite way to deal with it." Osato, an Oakland conceptual artist, is referring to South Coast Plaza, where her latest installation goes on view Friday at the Laguna Art Museum's satellite site. She likes the idea of art in unconventional venues because she dislikes the idea that it should be kept apart from everyday life.
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August 31, 1991
Cathy Curtis' otherwise positive review of an installation by Sono Osato at the Laguna Art Museum South Coast Plaza Satellite takes a swipe at me for writing that I find "beauty and variety" in the work ("There's a Lot More Than Meets the Eye at Offbeat Laguna Museum Exhibit," Aug. 26). Curtis apparently finds the B-word outdated. She insists that my wall text, written for a general audience at a shopping mall outreach gallery, should "show (my) awareness" of the art of Barry Le Va and Ad Reinhardt.
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July 4, 1991 | TODD EVERETT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Its youthful blend of musical comedy, jazz and ballet ushered in a new era when "On the Town" debuted on Broadway in late December, 1944, and ran a more-than-respectable 463 performances. From our present vantage point, the offering by the Conejo Players for its Conejo Afternoon Theater can be seen as a precursor of "West Side Story," a less comic blend of the same elements from 1957.
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August 26, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS
"This isn't an exhibit," snorted the elderly man. "They're pulling your leg." "I'm waiting for some tribal music to come on," joked a young woman. Another woman looked around briefly and smiled helplessly in the manner of someone who wants to make clear that she remains of good judgment and sound mind even when the world clearly makes no sense. The focus of attention was Sono Osato's untitled installation at the South Coast Plaza site of the Laguna Art Museum (through Nov. 17).
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April 5, 1994 | CATHY CURTIS
I was just as amazed to hear it as you probably were. Charles Desmarais, director of the Laguna Art Museum for 5 1/2 years, suddenly dismissed by the executive committee of the museum's board of trustees? After turning a sleepy, provincial museum into an institution offering intelligently curated, often venturesome shows of contemporary and historical art? How could this be? It has been impossible to get a substantive answer from people close to the museum.
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April 30, 1989 | SUSAN REITER
Ballets generally live or die according to their place in the repertory. Let too many years slip by and suddenly, in spite of the best intentions, a ballet has become "lost," the province of history books and photo archives. That might have been the fate of George Balanchine's "Cotillon," one of the most conspicuously lamented "lost" ballets of the 20th Century. But thanks to a couple of amateur films, the remembrances of a few performers and two dedicated and experienced historians, the work has been reconstructed.
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