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October 3, 2003 | Suzanne Muchnic
With the gift, announced Wednesday, of nine major artworks valued at $8 million, UC San Diego now owns the entire 15-piece collection commissioned by the Stuart Foundation and installed on the university's sprawling campus over the last 22 years. The foundation donated six of the works to the university upon their completion, in compliance with funding arrangements, but retained possession of the other works.
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June 16, 2012 | By Leah Ollman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Ever since Do Ho Suh left his native South Korea in 1991 to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, he has made displacement - cultural, physical, psychological, architectural - one of the central themes of his work. He created a replica of his childhood home in sheer silk, suspending the phantom structure in midair. He cast a version of the mansion-turned-apartment building that he moved into in Providence in greenish resin, splitting it into quarters and pulling them apart to expose the form's domestic guts.
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December 11, 1991 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a three-year lull, a new work of outdoor sculpture has been added to the Stuart Collection on the campus of UC San Diego. Jackie Ferrara's "Terrace" is the ninth commissioned, site-specific work to enter the collection, which has blossomed into a wondrous model for public-private collaboration and new approaches to public art in this country.
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October 3, 2003 | Suzanne Muchnic
With the gift, announced Wednesday, of nine major artworks valued at $8 million, UC San Diego now owns the entire 15-piece collection commissioned by the Stuart Foundation and installed on the university's sprawling campus over the last 22 years. The foundation donated six of the works to the university upon their completion, in compliance with funding arrangements, but retained possession of the other works.
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April 14, 1992 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Michael Asher's new work for the Stuart Collection of outdoor sculpture is no ordinary drinking fountain. But neither is it an extraordinary work of public art. The granite-clad fountain, situated on a grassy median strip on the campus of UC San Diego, occupies a juncture between the past and the present. Down a path from the fountain stands a stone monument that marks the site as the former Camp Matthews, a military training facility from 1917 to 1964.
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October 31, 2001 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
In art today, is anything more difficult than commissioning new sculpture for a public setting? It's hard enough just to buy a significant outdoor sculpture that already exists and then site it well. Starting the process from scratch, on the other hand, with only an advisory committee and a gifted artist and vague idea of location in mind, creates a wide margin for error. A casual survey of public art projects in American cities from coast to coast shows that what can go wrong often does.
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May 23, 1993 | LEAH OLLMAN, Leah Ollman is a free-lance art writer based in San Diego
Famous for its Nobel laureates, supercomputer and science programs, the campus of UC San Diego is also a 2,000-acre canvas upon which a dozen artists already have made their mark. Shady eucalyptus groves punctuate the sprawling university, with its eclectic architecture and richly varied terrain. Modular concrete dorms cascade down the side of one shallow canyon, while a woodsy, rambling complex of student facilities sits in another.
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July 7, 1991 | SALLY YARD, Sally Yard is an assistant professor of art history at the University of San Diego. In April, she organized an exhibition at USD that focused on public art in San Diego over the last decade
The San Diego Unified Port District is trying to resurrect its troubled, $2.2 million public art program, which began in 1982 but which to date has seen only one work installed. It has hired two consultants to conduct public hearings and develop a master plan. The last of four hearings is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Embarcadero, 1355 N. Harbor Drive. The Port commissioners could establish a sort of Stuart Collection of sculpture on the waterfront. There is no reason that they can't do something as significant as what the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego has done.
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June 16, 2012 | By Leah Ollman, Special to the Los Angeles Times
SAN DIEGO - Ever since Do Ho Suh left his native South Korea in 1991 to study at the Rhode Island School of Design, he has made displacement - cultural, physical, psychological, architectural - one of the central themes of his work. He created a replica of his childhood home in sheer silk, suspending the phantom structure in midair. He cast a version of the mansion-turned-apartment building that he moved into in Providence in greenish resin, splitting it into quarters and pulling them apart to expose the form's domestic guts.
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April 22, 1988 | LEAH OLLMAN
William Wegman's "La Jolla Vista View" has become the seventh work to enter the Stuart Collection of outdoor sculpture at UC San Diego. Wegman, a New York photographer and video artist noted for his wry sense of humor, parodies traditional scenic overlooks and rest stops in the installation, which includes benches, binoculars and a drawing of the suburban view from the site.
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October 31, 2001 | CHRISTOPHER KNIGHT, TIMES ART CRITIC
In art today, is anything more difficult than commissioning new sculpture for a public setting? It's hard enough just to buy a significant outdoor sculpture that already exists and then site it well. Starting the process from scratch, on the other hand, with only an advisory committee and a gifted artist and vague idea of location in mind, creates a wide margin for error. A casual survey of public art projects in American cities from coast to coast shows that what can go wrong often does.
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May 23, 1993 | LEAH OLLMAN, Leah Ollman is a free-lance art writer based in San Diego
Famous for its Nobel laureates, supercomputer and science programs, the campus of UC San Diego is also a 2,000-acre canvas upon which a dozen artists already have made their mark. Shady eucalyptus groves punctuate the sprawling university, with its eclectic architecture and richly varied terrain. Modular concrete dorms cascade down the side of one shallow canyon, while a woodsy, rambling complex of student facilities sits in another.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 1992 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Michael Asher's new work for the Stuart Collection of outdoor sculpture is no ordinary drinking fountain. But neither is it an extraordinary work of public art. The granite-clad fountain, situated on a grassy median strip on the campus of UC San Diego, occupies a juncture between the past and the present. Down a path from the fountain stands a stone monument that marks the site as the former Camp Matthews, a military training facility from 1917 to 1964.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 11, 1991 | LEAH OLLMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a three-year lull, a new work of outdoor sculpture has been added to the Stuart Collection on the campus of UC San Diego. Jackie Ferrara's "Terrace" is the ninth commissioned, site-specific work to enter the collection, which has blossomed into a wondrous model for public-private collaboration and new approaches to public art in this country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1991 | SALLY YARD, Sally Yard is an assistant professor of art history at the University of San Diego. In April, she organized an exhibition at USD that focused on public art in San Diego over the last decade
The San Diego Unified Port District is trying to resurrect its troubled, $2.2 million public art program, which began in 1982 but which to date has seen only one work installed. It has hired two consultants to conduct public hearings and develop a master plan. The last of four hearings is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Embarcadero, 1355 N. Harbor Drive. The Port commissioners could establish a sort of Stuart Collection of sculpture on the waterfront. There is no reason that they can't do something as significant as what the Stuart Collection at UC San Diego has done.
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June 14, 1990 | DAVID NELSON
The Veranda Room at La Valencia Hotel was jammed nearly to the ceiling with roses last Friday, all for the benefit of a snake in the grass. Emmy Cote and her fellow Colleagues of the Stuart Collection, a group that supports the collection of outdoor sculptures on the campus of UC San Diego, hosted La Vee en Rose to raise funds for the next big Stuart Collection acquisition, a commissioned, meandering work to be called "Snake Walk."
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May 6, 1986 | ROBERT McDONALD
The Stuart Foundation is creating one of the great collections of public art in the United States at UC San Diego. The most recently installed work, and possibly the most problematic for the public, is "Something Pacific" by Korean-born artist Nam June Paik, a resident of New York since 1964. Paik came to sculpture from music through the medium of television. He used TV sets in his musical compositions for their random sounds, as John Cage some decades before had used radios.
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June 14, 1990 | DAVID NELSON
The Veranda Room at La Valencia Hotel was jammed nearly to the ceiling with roses last Friday, all for the benefit of a snake in the grass. Emmy Cote and her fellow Colleagues of the Stuart Collection, a group that supports the collection of outdoor sculptures on the campus of UC San Diego, hosted La Vee en Rose to raise funds for the next big Stuart Collection acquisition, a commissioned, meandering work to be called "Snake Walk."
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April 9, 1989 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC
Imagine looking out your living room window and seeing the words lust, sloth and gluttony spelled out in 5-foot-high neon letters on a building across the street. Some neighbors of UC San Diego considered that prospect in October of 1984 and didn't like it one little bit. It was bad enough that residents of La Jolla Shores Planned District had to put up with university traffic and construction problems and that the new Mandell Weiss Center for the Performing Arts intruded into their formerly sylvan view of the campus.
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April 22, 1988 | LEAH OLLMAN
William Wegman's "La Jolla Vista View" has become the seventh work to enter the Stuart Collection of outdoor sculpture at UC San Diego. Wegman, a New York photographer and video artist noted for his wry sense of humor, parodies traditional scenic overlooks and rest stops in the installation, which includes benches, binoculars and a drawing of the suburban view from the site.
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