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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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Past Exhibitions 2005

Step into Liquid: Jane Callister, Pia Fries, James Hayward, Michael Reafsnyder, David Reed
Guest Curator: Dave Hickey
December 3, 2005 - January 28, 2006

In post-war American abstraction, wet became the new deep. The idea of wetness became a primary metaphor for a whole manner of painting in which the fluidity of the surface provides the narrativity once provided by pictorial depth. Since most wet painting in recent years has been in the figurative idiom, Guest Curator Dave Hickey revisits this tradition of abstraction in some of its current manifestations in Southern California where the language of liquidity has its own iconography.

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Shahzia Sikander: Dissonance to Detour
September 24 - November 12, 2005

Solo exhibition features new paintings, video animation, and a wall mural by the internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander, the inaugural honoree of the Jennifer Howard Coleman Distinguished Lectureship and Residency at OTIS, created in partnership with The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation to honor the memory of Jennifer Howard Coleman.  www.shahziasikander.com

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Standards of Reality: Five Artists from Barcelona
Martí Anson, Carles Congost, Pep Duran, Mabel Palacín, Tere Recarens
A video lounge selected by Ferran Barenblit, Director, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona
June 22 - July 30, 2005

In this Los Angeles debut exhibition, the curator reunites the video work of five artists from Barcelona who have exhibited at the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica in Barcelona (CASM) as part of the institution’s mission to support new work by local and international artists. Mr. Barenblit’s selection reflects on three primary themes he consistently finds in the work of so many contemporary artists: the continuous critique of reality and its underlying inherent contradictions; the power of the moving image in contemporary culture; and the role of the individual in a conflicted society.

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Cruise and Destroy: The Imagination of Fat Mark Bikes
June 4 - July 23, 2005  Galef 107

New low-rider bicycles designed and created by Fat Mark Kaake and his crew of collaborators: Jim Muir, CR Stecyk, Opie Ortiz, Swankone, Justin Reynolds, Steve Fawley, Marco Saiz, Josh Knight, and Skully.
Fat Mark scours vintage-bike swap meets across the U.S. for parts and collaborates with artists to do special paintwork on the converted bikes. With the support of his mentor and legendary Dogtown photographer Craig Stecyk, he has developed a signature style and a creative network of talented artists to help him articulate his aesthetic vision.

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Robert Williams: Through Prehensile Eyes
May 14 - July 30, 2005

Solo show by Robert Williams, godfather of the Low Brow art movement in Southern California and creator of Juxtapoz magazine. The exhibition features approximately 45 paintings from 1979-present with related sketches and ephemera, and two of his custom hotrods. It is curated by Meg Linton and funded in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance and Juxtapoz Magazine.

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Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US
February 12 - April 23, 2005
Curated by Dan Mills and Xiaoze Xie
Exhibition organized by Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University

Large group show focusing on the work of twenty-six artists who reside in China or who received their training and started their careers in China but reside in the U.S. While work in this large survey is conceptually and materially diverse and wide-ranging, the artists share some thematic concerns.

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