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  • 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.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

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Jun 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Again, making the rounds with Carolyn Peter, we visited with artist Rebecca Tull who presented her recent photographic and video work. She gave us a brief introduction to her background having focused her undergraduate studies on women in spirituality, spent nearly three years living in a monastery and her interest in using her mind and[...]
Jun 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Elana Mann introduced us to the ritualized performance work of Amanda Yates. I visited the studio with Carolyn Peter. It was a warm day and before we entered her work space, Amanda gave us a tasty green cool homemade elixir laden with fresh cilantro and the right amount of spice. We learned of her book[...]
Jun 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
My first encounter with Christina Ondrus’ work was through this amazing project called Knowledges that took place at Mt. Wilson in June 2012. Right now, she is working on a book of images and text exploring synchronicity and the residue of history inspired by her travels to France. Her series of “All Encompassing” graphite drawings[...]
Jun 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
In researching another project that Carolyn Peter and I are organizing for Fall 2013 called “Tapping the Third Realm,” we made a visit to Tom Wudl’s downtown studio. Every time I visit downtown around SCIARC and Molino Street, the construction and vitality amazes me compared to what it was in the mid to late 1980s[...]
May 18, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Writing This Side of the 405 was a live and online poetry and prose reading of 25 writers from the Westside of Los Angeles in conjunction with the exhibition Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405.  Writers in order of appearance: Linda Albertano, Therese Bachand, Bruce Bauman, Guy Bennett (Faculty), Leonardo Campaner (’13), Alicia[...]
May 17, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Laurie Raskin received her BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts in the 70′s and 80′s where she specialized in graphics, printmaking and photography.  After school, she worked designing album covers, murals for stores, fabrics and graphics for various companies.  In 1984, she was one of the 12 artists chosen to design one[...]
May 17, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Ruth Weisberg’s studio is not too far from one of my favorite places on Washington Blvd, Samosa House. Ruth is a longtime Los Angeles based painter and was very involved in the Woman’s Building.  She continues to have a significant impact in the community with her teaching and work at USC. She is represented by[...]
Apr 26, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson led a bus tour with 22 Otis community members to some amazing Westside artists’ studios. We really appreciated that this group of artists, collectors, and curators was game for anything and everything because we had a jam-packed schedule. We organize these trips in conjunction with[...]
Apr 26, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405 opened on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with great fanfare as part of Otis’ newly coined Spring Festival featuring the New Admitted Students Reception, the 2nd Annual Otis Kite Festival, and the Graduate Studios Open House.  Just before the exhibition doors opened to the public, the OTIS Board[...]

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