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  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

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Off Campus Exhibitions

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).

alex slade

 

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.