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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Library Exhibitions

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The Millard Sheets Library regularly exhibits items from its Special Collections, especially from the Artists' Books Collection.

Get updates about our exhibitions.

While neither Special Collections nor the Artists’ Books Collection are browse-able like the open book stacks are, individual items from both collections may pulled for supervised use in the library.

Instructors who would like their classes to view material are requested to schedule the visit at least one week in advance.

Please direct questions to Cathy Chambers by phone (310) 665-6327 or email (cathcham@otis.edu).

Help Needed

Altered-1The Otis library is in the process of discarding outdated, shabby, and underused books and we need YOU to come in and take these discarded items off our hands. Some we’re giving away but most are in the book sale priced at $1 or a little more. What can you do with discarded library books? [more]
Publication Date: 
Monday, June 23, 2014

From There to Here

1_16 014On display in the library: From There to Here, a collaborative, limited edition book created by Otis Lab Press Technicians Jennifer Graves, Janet Kupchick, Leslie Ross-Robertson & Jamie Russom. Jennifer, Janet, Leslie and Jamie chose a flag book structure for their collaborative project and each of the four used a horizontal sequence of flags (or [more]
Publication Date: 
Friday, March 14, 2014