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  • Patrons Circle Tour

    May 30| Special Event
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    Otis' Patrons Circle Tour of Downtown L.A.!

    Discover how the creative economy is transforming downtown Los Angeles.  Studios and galleries continue to move to the heart of our city and into areas that were off the beaten path just a year ago. Otis Patrons Circle members will enjoy an Otis-inspired tour of downtown L.A.'s vibrant scene.  

    Tour includes:
    Visit to Kent Twitchell's ('77 MFA) new studio, followed by a short ride to see a few of his downtown murals

    Inside peek of Cynthia Vincent's ('88 Fashion Design) fashion design studio

  • Design Week 2015

    Jun 21| Special Event
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    OTIS’ MFA GRAPHIC DESIGN PROGRAM HOSTS:

    I AM THE CITY

    Design Week
    June 21-27, 2015

     

    VISITING ARTISTS

    Field Experiments: Benjamin Harrison Bryant, New York and Paul Marcus Fuog, Melbourne and Karim Charlebois-Zariffa, Quebec/NYC www.field-experiments.com

  • Bolsky

    Jun 27| Exhibition
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    June 27 – September 1, 2015
    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm
     

  • Opening Reception

    Jun 27| Special Event
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    Image: Erin Watson, Sausage, 2014, Inkjet print, 20 x 30 inches


    The Nature of Personal Reality

    Opening Reception: Saturday, June 27, 4-6pm

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Eduardo Sarabia

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Eduardo Sarabia ('99), born in L.A., lives in Berlin and Guadalajara. His work honors and mocks his Latino heritage through exposing Mexican cultural clichés about drug smuggling, banditry, and the import/export of tawdry contraband. He stages semifictional events, for which he creates the fake evidence: handcrafted ceramic objects, drawings, paintings, photographs, and sculptures. An installation titled “A Thin Line between Love and Hate” (2005) juxtaposed shipping boxes screenprinted with “Maizena,” “Producto de Colima”) and the containers’ “real” contents—blue-and-white Chinese-style vases decorated with images of pinup girls, marijuana leaves, rifles, and skulls.

At Salon Aleman, in Berlin, created for curator Anton Vidokle's Unitednationsplaza, patrons drank the artist’s Sarabia tequila. Playing on the stereotype of Latinos as cantina dwellers, Sarabia exposed the symbiosis between the third-world poverty of rural agave farming and tequila production and the first-world market economy. His work blends humor and absurdity, reinforcing the importance of considering the physical and human consequences of economic forces.

 

top right: "The Gift," Installation at Whitney Museum Biennial, 2008

bottom left: “A Thin Line between Love and Hate," 2005

bottom right: Babylon Bar, 2006