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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
     
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Kerry Tribe, an artist working primarily in film, video, and installation. Read more about her here.
  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Hassan Khan, an artist who lives and works in Cairo, Egypt. Read more about him here.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

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Off Campus Exhibitions

Students in Maximalism:  Extreme Zones (When the Earth Was Young), a course taught by Holly Tempo, will exhibit final projects in a one-night exhibition at TSA LA Gallery on Saturday, December 13, 6-9 pm. The exhibition title is Biomimetics and refers to the imitation of models, systems, and elements of Nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems. Artists in the show have expanded upon the concept, in many cases.  Works by Lauren Bowering, Emmanuelle Castellan, Mynor Chinchilla, Emily Isham, Yeo Jin Lee, Emilio Luarca, Eric Michaels, Olivia Obrecht, Nisha Patel and Selena Spurgeon will be featured and range from painting to sculpture to site-specific installation and performance.  The gallery is located at 440 S. Broadway in Downtown Los Angeles. Park on street or enter mall lot from Broadway. The event is free and open to the public.

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Faculty Siri Kaur currently has a solo exhibition, entitled This Kind of Face, at Cohen Gallery.  The show will be up through December 23, 2014.kaur liza


Fine Arts Faculty Carole Caroompas is included in the exhibition Love Song, a project initiated by composer Serge Verstockt. Each year, TIME CANVAS is presented in Antwerp, Belgium; and for the past decade has been a unique mix of performance, installation art and music, which is intended to bridge visual and auditory perception. This year, four organizations--ChampAction, deBuren, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA), and Objectif Exhibitions--are collaborating on a special edition of TIME CANVAS.  The organizations have selected an international roster of 3000 visual artists, composers, musicians and writers. Each participant has submitted a 30 second audio recording, which will be displayed at M HKA through December 2014.
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Fine Arts Faculty Dana Berman Duff will present the US premiere of her 7-minute 16mm film, Catalogue, which has recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Edinburgh International Film Festival, and the EXiS Experimental Film Festival in Seoul. The screening will take place at the Echo Park Film Center as part of the center's New Works Salon at 8 pm on Saturday, September 27. The New Works Salon series is a casual forum for the presentation and discussion of new works in film and video by local and visiting artists. Other artists work to be featured include Thom Andersen, Laida Lertxundi, Juan Daniel F. Molero, Luciano Piazza and Reza Monahan.  The Echo Park Film Center is located at 1200 N Alvarado St. (@ Sunset Blvd.) Los Angeles, CA. 90026.  For info: 213-484-8846.

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A number of Fine Arts Department faculty, staff and alumni will exhibit work in 6018 Wilshire, a group exhibition at Edward Cella Art & Architecture The show will open with a reception on Saturday, September 20 at 6 pm; and will run through November 22.  Faculty and Visiting faculty in the show include Jacci den Hartog, Alex Slade, Skip Arnold, Adam Berg, Hillary Mushkin, Lucas Reiner, and Adam Silverman; and staff, Michael Pierzynski.  Alumni in the show include Flora Kao ('08) and Jessica Minckley ('05).

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Faculty and Alumni in Hammer Museum's Biennial "Made in LA" through Sept. 7
Among the artists featured in UCLA's Hammer Museum Biennial are alumni Kim Fisher MFA '98, Juan Capistran '99 and Mike Frimkess MFA '57. Faculty member Lauren Mackler of Public Fiction is also included.

Made in LA

 

Past Off-campus Exhibitions

Meg Cranston at Fitzroy Gallery, N.Y.

Fine Arts Chair Meg Cranston was featured in a two-person show, May 4-June 15 at Fitzroy Gallery.
"Meg Cranston’s work, rife with levity and wit, investigates the intersection between the individual and shared experience, and has previously included performance, sculpture, text and video, often referencing personal attributes and historical events.In this installation, comprised of paintings and collages, Cranston combines found imagery with abstract forms, layering real signifiers and content—-a bleached blonde, onion rings, fashion watches, Vasarely-esque Op-Art designs are all represented. Acknowledging the sociopolitical importance of the medium in early modernist art, Cranston’s semiotic use of color, texture, form, and typography are a nod at commercial advertising and the use of photomontage."

 

Meg Cranston

Angel Gyre, 2013
oil, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas
72 x 56 inches


Lorenzo Hurtado solo exhibition at CB1 Gallery

Communication Arts faculty member Lorenzo Hurtado (MFA '07)'s exhibition Ni tanto que queme al santo was at CB1 Gallery through Feb 2. Read LA Times review.

Hurtado Segovia

 

Kathrin Burmester: Packing the Library
April 1-30, 2014
Reception for the artist: Wednesday April 23, 2014, 6-7:30 pm
at The Proxy Gallery (10455 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City CA 900232 T: 310-665-6848)
 
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The Gallery is packed to capacity with books that have been deaccessioned from Otis' Millard Sheets Library. A list of all the books that fill up the space will be available during the exhibition; upon de-installation the books will be donated to the book collection in the Graduate Fine Arts Studios on Jefferson Boulevard. Packing the Library is more than a visualization of capacity. It is a gesture of taking from one place and adding to another, inserting a pause or an interruption to the flow of things in order to throw new light into assumptions and omissions. The deaccessioned books from one part of Otis College are re-acquired in a different way turning the process of circulation into one which never returns to the point of departure, but rather shifts form into content in both spacial and temporal terms. In this action, Burmester transforms the library as a system into books as objects.
 

Siri Kaur in CA Triennial of Photography

Fine Arts, Digital Media and Foundation faculty member 's work was included in Staking Claim: the California Triennial of Photography, at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego through January 24, 2014

Siri Kaur

Rose (Darkroom Experiment #2)

 

Orange County Museum of Art California-Pacific Triennial 

Faculty member Farrah Karapetian and alumni Mark Dean Veca and Michael Lin were selected among the 32 artists featured in this major exhibition that ran through Nov 17.