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  • Michael Joyce

    Sep 17| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Twentieth-Century Man by Michael Joyce. Starting with a disappearance, Twentieth-Century Man contemplates issues imbedded in aging, memory, language, family, and even life and death, covering and uncovering many profound mysteries.

  • Alice Konitz

    Sep 18| Lectures
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    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Alice Konitz.

    Thursday, September 18th 11:115am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

    Image from alicekonitz.com

     

  • 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.

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Past Exhibitions 2008

Mark Dean Veca: Phantasmagoria
October 11 - December 6, 2008

Mark Dean Veca was the Fall 2008 Jennifer Howard Coleman Distinguished Lecturer and Resident (JHCDLR) in the Fine Arts Department at Otis from September 20 -November 14, 2008. Veca's solo exhibition introduced a new large-scale site-specific painting installation. A catalogue documenting the exhibition and residency will be available in Spring 2009. An internationally acclaimed artist and Otis alumnus (Fine Arts, 1985), Veca worked with students and conducted one-on-one critiques with senior and graduate level painting students, and presented a free public lecture about his work during his residency.

Press Release  /  Slideshow  /  Videos: Artist walk through / Time-lapse Video of Installation (YouTube videos)


LOOKY SEE: A Summer Show
July 26-September 13, 2008

This large group show features inspired work by 29 artists who draw, cut, film, pin, perforate, perform, and journal. Work selected by Meg Linton, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery and Public Programs, and Curatorial Intern Nina Laurinolli, from dozens of studio and gallery visits and lengthy reviews of artists' materials over a one-year period. The exhibition offers a mixture of representational and abstract work by a multi-generational group of dynamic artists. Artists in the exhibition: Emily Araújo, Eric Beltz, Barbara Berk, Joe Biel, Sandow Birk ('89), Ann Diener, Roy Dowell, Erin Marie Dunn, Erica Eyres, Iva Gueorguieva, Penelope Gottlieb, Richard Keely and Anna O'Cain, Takehito Koganezawa, Dimitri Kozyrev, Tucker Neel ('07), Claudia Nieto, Aaron Noble, Chris Oatey ('06), Ruby Osorio, Ebony G. Patterson, Ronald R. Santos ('01), Mindy Shapero, Fran Siegel, Coleen Sterritt ('79), Fred Stonehouse, Randall Thurston, Elizabeth Turk, Xawery Wolski.

Press Release  /  Slideshow


Two Madmen: The Art of Clive Barker and Myron Dyal
June 24 – August 30, 2008

Clive Barker and Myron Dyal are two aritsts who have a similar fantastic vision of a seemingly dieabolical world that tehy are feverishly  compelled to render. Their drawings, paintings, and sculptures illustrate alternate realms filled with archetypal figures and places that have littered human consciousness for centuries. Curated by Greg Escalante and Meg Linton. www.clivebarker.com  /  www.myrondyal.com

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Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon
April 19 – July 3, 2008

Solo exhibition of new body of work and installation by Southern California based artist Keith Puccinelli. The title of the exhibition, The Wondercommon, combines two seemingly opposite ideas into one and refers in part to the artist's use of common materials and tinkering techniques to evoke a sense of wonder or the wonderful.

Press Release  /  Slideshow  /  Videos: Artist Walk-thru / Artist Lecture


Shaolin: Temple of Zen, Photographs by Justin Guariglia
February 2 – March 29, 2008

A photography exhibition based on the book of the same name by photographer Justin Guariglia published by Aperture that documents, for the first time in history, the exceptionally private warrior monks of the fifteen-hundred-year-old Shaolin Temple in the Henan province of China, renowned for its association with Zen Buddhism and martial arts. Comprised of 99 pieces, including 6 video installations, Shaolin: Temple of Zen brings to light the secretive society of the Chinese Buddhist sect dedicated to preserving a form of kung fu known as a "vehicle of Zen." Revealing the monks' devotional disciplines and capturing insightful portraits of the venerated warriors, the works offer an exclusive opportunity to explore the energy and spirit of Shaolin's unique practice. Artist website www.guariglia-chen.com

Press Release  /  Slideshow  /  Videos: Artist Walk-thru / Demonstration by Shaolin Monk