September 21, 2012 |
Hollywood would call it a franchise: The Getty has trademarked the name Pacific Standard Time to build on that brand going forward with different projects. Getty President James Cuno says they are organizing a sequel to Pacific Standard Time that will likely take place in five or six years with art of the Pacific Rim under discussion as a possible theme. But he said the subject has not been finalized: "We don't want to search for a topic and impose that on a group, but we want to go to core museums and say, 'What is the next project we should be considering?
March 28, 2012 |
John Spiak made his name as a curator at the Arizona State University Art Museum, in Tempe, where he spent 17 years helping to develop an innovative program dedicated in large part to a socially engaged mode of art-making known as "social practice. " He was born and raised in Orange County, however, not far from downtown Santa Ana, which makes his move last fall - to take over as director and chief curator of the Grand Central Art Center - something of a homecoming. "I grew up running around this neighborhood," he says, and he speaks of it today with a booster's enthusiasm.
August 31, 2011
On exhibit Although the official opening date of Pacific Standard Time is Oct. 1, a handful of exhibitions are already up or will open in early September. ALREADY OPEN California Art: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles, 1969-1973, Part 1: Hal Glicksman Pomona College Museum of Art Claremont EARLY SEPTEMBER Sunday : Asco: Elite of the Obscure, a Retrospective, 1972-1987 Edward Kienholz: Five Car Stud 1969–1972 Revisited Maria Nordman Filmroom: Smoke, 1967-Present Los Angeles County Museum of Art Sept.
September 16, 2009 |
The biggest surprise of Brian Eno's light-and-sound installation is its modesty, both in terms of size and ambition. In other words, "Brian Eno: 77 Million Paintings" is a small show. Despite the playful overstatement of its title, the mellow exhibition requires very little of visitors and repays their attentiveness with a perfectly pleasant (and perfectly ordinary) experience of tasteful relaxation. There's nothing wrong with that, especially in a society driven by the desire for instantaneous gratification and overrun by the demands of multi-tasking.
September 12, 2009 |
Eight time zones ahead of Los Angeles, Brian Eno's cellphone is ringing. He's cycling along the Thames River towpath, savoring the shank of a summer afternoon. "Could you call back in an hour?" he asks politely. The appointed moment arrives and Eno is ready to chat, having come to a temporary halt in the tranquillity of his London home. Like his fellow harried humanoids, the British multimedia artist intimates that he's constantly trying to carve out a few minutes of quiet, contemplative space for himself within the manic, tech-driven modern world.
September 6, 2009 |
Historically, L.A. restaurants have shared the same fate as their famous celebrity patrons in that they are the hot spots du jour then fade away, not to be heard from again. But a handful of eateries from bygone eras have made a lasting impact on the Southern California landscape that reflects a progressive evolution in the region's architecture. The University Art Museum at UC Santa Barbara has dug into its extensive collection to chronicle a select few restaurants that defined the lifestyle changes in L.A. in the early and mid 20th century with its exhibition "Sardi's to Orange Julius Â®."