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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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Ben Maltz Gallery Radar

May 1, 2015
Talking to Action | Pacific Standard Time LA/LA
 Julia Valiengo.Date of Interview: Mar 14, 2014 Location: Brazil Topic: Interview with Frente 3 de Fevereiro (Daniel Lima) Interviewer: Rodrigo Martí on behalf of LatinArt.com[1] LatinArt:  Mr. Lima, as we know, the group was formed following the assassination of Flavio Sant’Ana in 2004. That event gave the group its name. Could you fill us in more concerning the formation of the group [more]
Apr 22, 2015
Talking to Action | Pacific Standard Time LA/LA
Eduardo Molinari, Footsteps of the Corn Men as presented at Weltecho Gallery, Chemnitz, GermanyDate of Interview: Oct 01, 2010 Location: Argentina Topic: Interview with Eduardo Molinari Interviewer: Nancy Garín on behalf of LatinArt.com[1] LatinArt:  When and how was the idea of the Archivo Caminante born? Eduardo Molinari:  Although the relationship between art and history has always been present in my work, the specific practice that gave rise to Archivo Caminante began in 1999. My art [more]
Feb 9, 2015
Talking to Action | Pacific Standard Time LA/LA
Mapa Teatro, Re-corridos, 2003. Tomadas por interés académicos del archivo de Mapa Teatro.By David Gutiérrez Castañeda (Mexico City) The artist and ethnographer maintain, from the beginning, different viewpoints and positions in relation to the same object or, in this case, the same subjects. In general, a social scientist arrives with hypotheses that will be the object of verification; the artist, above all, has intuitions that allow or do [more]
Dec 9, 2014
Talking to Action | Pacific Standard Time LA/LA
Daniela Ortiz & Xose Quiroga, Homenaje a los Caídos (Copia captura de video),
Madrid (2012)By Nancy Garín (Barcelona) This text written as a preliminary study, seeks to articulate a series of examples of artistic and curatorial activation, and of art research regarding issues related to immigration and social spaces of political debate in the context of the Spanish State in recent years. This approach stems from my own experience [more]
Nov 6, 2014
Talking to Action | Pacific Standard Time LA/LA
El Hombre de Maízby Bill Kelley, Jr. My first extensive Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA travel curiously began in Shanghai where I was a jury member for the International Public Art award. It was these intense series of conversations with people like Uta Meta Bauer, Lewis Biggs, Jay Pather, and Pooja Sood over the qualifying characteristics of what makes good [more]
Oct 31, 2014
Talking to Action | Pacific Standard Time LA/LA
15379314846_e1ac3c6b99_oWhile in Mexico City, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Otis Lead Researcher & Curator Bill Kelley, Jr. asked researchers, directors, and artists, what is the relationship between community-based practice and the art world? Here are their responses: Alejandro Rincón Gutiérrez is a visual artist and cultural organizer, and coordinator of community services of Faro Tláhuac (Fábrica de Artes [more]
Apr 29, 2014
Freeway Studies
Capistran and Mandujano Billboard - smallThe Billboard Project for Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad is in full swing!  Billboards will be up through the entirety of the exhibition, April 12 – July 27, 2014.  For this project, we invited Inside the Quad artists to create three billboards that are located near Otis: Juan Capistrán and Hazel Mandujano, Farrah Karapetian, [more]
Apr 14, 2014
Freeway Studies
fs2 image2The Opening Reception for Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad, on April 12, included live music by Banda Filarmonica Alma del Valle, MFA Thesis exhibition by David Del Francia, and 2014 BFA Juniors Juried Exhibition. All events occurred at Otis College of Art and Design in the Ben Maltz Gallery, Bolsky Gallery, and Fine Arts [more]
Jan 7, 2014
Freeway Studies
OTIS Grad StudiosThe Otis Graduate Students studying in the Fine Arts Program, as well as the second-year of the Public Practice Program, have personal studio spaces at Culver City location on West Jefferson Blvd.  Here students cultivate a community, listen to visiting artist’s lectures, hold critiques, and invite the public in for occasional Open Studio events.  I [more]
Dec 20, 2013
Freeway Studies
Gina-LambGina Lamb has been doing Social Practice work before the term was coined. This was my first introduction to her practice and I was amazed by the depth and breadth of her projects and her genius and generosity. Most of her work these days is orchestrated through her role as Assistant Professor of Media Studies [more]