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  • Otis welcomes the Japan Foundation and honored guests Kashiwagi Hiroshi and Yoshifumi Nakamura for a lecture on contemporary Japanese design. 
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Matthew Brandt, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • 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
     
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • 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.

     

    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu

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Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Alumnus Robert Apodaca

Dec 16, 2013
Fifth Floor Gallery, Chinatown
Spotlight Category: Alumni

Robert Apodaca (’03 Architecture/Landscape/Interiors), Owner of FIfth Floor Gallery
Opened in January of 2008, Fifth Floor is a hybrid art/design gallery in the heart of L.A.’s Chinatown. Owner Robert Apodaca’s background in architecture created a space that delights in mixing contemporary art and design. Work by varying artists, designers, and architects rotate through the exhibition areas every month to two months; all the while, a steady base of unique accessories, jewelry, furniture and design objects remain on display.  Many of these hand-made objects are available exclusively at Fifth Floor.

 The Gallery shows a wide range of work from painting and mixed media to furniture and even architectural exhibits.

Inspired by the creative possibilities within the intersections of art, design, and architecture, I wanted to create a space that reflected those ideas. We are interested in exploring the realms of both art and design and their multiple intersections. Often leaning heavily on tectonic and/or spatial notions, we believe that concept and craft should not be mutually exclusive. While not every exhibition is conceptually driven, they often explore socially relevant topics such as sustainable design and community issues.
Otis instilled in me the confidence that I could tackle any kind of design challenge that I was offered.

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