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February 5, 1994
Regarding Christopher Knight's commentary "The Question Should Be: Can L.A. Help Heal the Arts?" (Jan. 27): The current economic and social desperation has turned many politicians and community administrators into arts boosters. It's true that some of the art they solicit can seem wan in face of the impossible social conditions it addresses. But few realistically expect art to achieve or present any kind of final solution. However, that's no reason it should remain out of the social or cultural discourse.
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MAGAZINE
July 2, 2006
It probably would have been more accurate to call it "The Men's Art Issue" as only two women artists were included in your Art Issue (June 11). When you think of artists, both emerging and established, who make L.A. sing, why not Meg Cranston, Alexis Smith, Lita Albuquerque, Margaret Honda, Erika Rothenberg, Liz Young, Rachel Rosenthal, Ruth Weisberg or Takako Yamaguchi? Kudos on writing so well about artists, their homes and lives, but your short list of women artists who seem to be of interest because they are either married to the son of a famous male artist or married to another artist makes me think you are still in the early 20th century, where marriage was a woman's real "job."
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MAGAZINE
July 2, 2006
It probably would have been more accurate to call it "The Men's Art Issue" as only two women artists were included in your Art Issue (June 11). When you think of artists, both emerging and established, who make L.A. sing, why not Meg Cranston, Alexis Smith, Lita Albuquerque, Margaret Honda, Erika Rothenberg, Liz Young, Rachel Rosenthal, Ruth Weisberg or Takako Yamaguchi? Kudos on writing so well about artists, their homes and lives, but your short list of women artists who seem to be of interest because they are either married to the son of a famous male artist or married to another artist makes me think you are still in the early 20th century, where marriage was a woman's real "job."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1999 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I would rather retreat into silence than spill the beans," says Suvan Geer, articulating the quiet way she's explored profound ideas over the past two decades. Ironically, the Santa Ana artist's message seems louder than ever--figuratively and literally--in the first in-depth survey of her work, currently at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 7, 1999 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"I would rather retreat into silence than spill the beans," says Suvan Geer, articulating the quiet way she's explored profound ideas over the past two decades. Ironically, the Santa Ana artist's message seems louder than ever--figuratively and literally--in the first in-depth survey of her work, currently at the Huntington Beach Art Center.
SPORTS
April 20, 1991
Suvan Geer's March 26 review of On Kawara's paintings praised his obsession with monochromatic canvases, which have on them nothing more than a date for each day of the year, as some form of idealism. To Geer, this repetitive formula "is almost a spiritual detachment. . . . It is simply the fact of his existence that must be considered as giving him value as an artist, not the art objects he produces."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2004
I'm delighted you printed Sikivu Hutchinson's Counterpunch article ("Race-Based Schism Splits Feminism's Path," Dec. 29) about the way "Mona Lisa Smile" and "Something's Gotta Give" are clueless regarding the options feminism made available for most women's lives, past or present. She's right: Color and class change everything. Frankly, as a daughter of a single, working-class mom, the angst and tribulations of well-off women never seemed real to me, even though I'm white.
OPINION
April 24, 2008
Re "Gas price hikes ahead," April 22 So, gas is going to be $4 a gallon, but there are no boycotts or picket signs at gas stations and consumers are still buying gas. Is that a signal we don't care or that gas to get to work ranks as a huge necessity? I'm making my trips short and trying to get another vehicle that goes farther on less -- kind of like my paychecks. Besides, who should we boycott or picket? The gas stations still in business are little guys caught in the crunch too. It's not that Americans are lethargic but hopeful, waiting for the election.
OPINION
September 1, 2013
Re "Coalition asks Brown to halt fracking in California," Aug. 29 Gov. Jerry Brown implies that California needs the money fracking would provide as much as it needs environmental protection. What California depends on is water. We all need water, and each fracking well consumes millions of gallons of that precious stuff, never to be reclaimed. You can't purify the chemicals out or flush out the aquifer if an earthquake cracks a shaft and the chemical mixture drains into the groundwater.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2000
I'm convinced that the U.S. government has lost its collective mind. Forget election 2000. According to "We Need Sound Sensibility on California's Coast" (Commentary, Dec. 6), the U.S. Navy intends to deploy a sonar system described as "one of the loudest man-made sound sources ever deployed" that is "billions of times more intense than the level known to disturb large whales." Oh yeah, and whales are beaching themselves in the Bahamas, caused by a nearby "active" sonar Navy battle group.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 1994
Regarding Christopher Knight's commentary "The Question Should Be: Can L.A. Help Heal the Arts?" (Jan. 27): The current economic and social desperation has turned many politicians and community administrators into arts boosters. It's true that some of the art they solicit can seem wan in face of the impossible social conditions it addresses. But few realistically expect art to achieve or present any kind of final solution. However, that's no reason it should remain out of the social or cultural discourse.
NEWS
September 10, 1992 | CATHY CURTIS
More than 60 works donated by artists from Orange County and Los Angeles will be auctioned at the annual Orange County Center for Contemporary Art benefit party on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the center, 3621 W. MacArthur Blvd., Space 111, in Santa Ana. The art may be previewed at the center on Saturday and Sunday 23 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The auction, conducted by auctioneer Maurice Hansen of Hansen Auctioneers, San Clemente, begins at 7 p.m.
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