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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Ben Maltz Gallery Radar

Oct 10, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Joe Sims 1Joe Sims is an assemblage artist who often incorporates found objects, such as shoes and obsolete electronics, into his work.  His large sculptures reflect his rich African American heritage and often revolve around a specific story or event.  Sims also uses silhouettes and natural materials in his practice to reveal our connection with nature and [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Joel Otterson 3Joel Otterson is an artist pushing the gender barriers of craft in a fine art context.  His use of colorful antique-glass goblets, to fabricate chandeliers, immediately heightens your nerves and demands a reaction.  His largest so far includes a total of 220 goblets.  Otterson’s father was a plumber, which has a huge influence on his [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Heather Gwen Martin 1Heather Gwen Martin’s downtown home/studio is full of large colorful paintings, which at first glance look like they were made using a poured if not tapped process.  Yet, at closer look, you can see evidence of the meticulous care and detail in color and contour all done by hand.  The crevices and cracks might at [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Amanda Mears 2Amanda Mears was a documentary filmmaker.  She has a keen eye for interior and exterior space and translates that into collaged paintings.  She has also been cataloging street “furniture” such as trash cans, telephone booths, newspaper boxes, fire hydrants, etc.—items that are often overlooked.  She is originally from England where, as Mears shared, there are [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Mara De Luca 5Mara De Luca is working with fabric overlays on canvas in a process she has termed “facile sublime” which is specific to Los Angeles.  Her moody pieces are almost like landscapes from another planet, yet when you get closer you see elements of the fabric revealed and begin to register the illusion.  De Luca works [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Mark Dutcher 2Mark Dutcher has been painting for 30 years.  His recent series is a reflection on life and death, as a memorial to his sister who recently passed away.  As Dutcher describes it, “the history of the making is in the painting, how I was feeling when I made it.”  The layers of color and fragments [...]
Sep 30, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Anna Ayeroff 2Anna Ayeroff is a recent graduate of Otis College of Art and Design.  Her studio is nestled in a Culver City garage and is littered with supplies like Mylar and amethysts.  Since Ayeroff found out that her grandfather was part of a Jewish Utopian farming community in Utah, she has been investigating the history of [...]
Sep 25, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Bill Pajaud 3Dale Davis was kind enough to take me over to Bill Pajaud’s home studio. It was wonderful to see the two long-time friends greet each other on the patio. Bill was surrounded by a flurry of activity and all these fabulous women including his wife, daughter and Kayren Lyle.  We had a lovely conversation looking [...]
Sep 25, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Dale Davis 1I met with Dale Brockman Davis at the California African American Museum in Exposition Park to see his some of his recent work in an exhibition entitled “Diverted Destruction 6” organized by CAAM and The Loft at Liz’s. Dale took over a large wall and significant area of floor space to display a collection of [...]
Sep 3, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Nicola VerlatoNicola Verlato’s studio resides in an historic building that shares a lobby with The Last Bookstore on Spring street, part of the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles.   Now known as the Spring Arts Tower; the building houses over 100 artists, designers, and creative companies including CB1 Gallery, Spring Arts Collective, and Psychic Bunny.  Tucked [...]

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