• Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

  • Austin Young is from Reno, Nevada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The foundation of his career is from studying at Parsons in Paris. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional portrait painting towards a long celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique.

  • McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. 



The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by
Mark Rios, Founding Principal of RIOS CLEMENTI HALE STUDIOS, Los Angeles.

Thursday, November 7, 2013.

The lecture will begin at 7:00 PM in the Forum, Ground Floor, Kathleen Ahmanson Hall, Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, 90045

Maps and Parking

The lecture and parking are free and open to the public. Call 310.665.6867 or contact Architecture/Landscape/Interiors for more information.

MARK RIOS, FAIA, FASLA, is the Founding Principal of Los Angeles-based RIOS CLEMENTI HALE STUDIOS (RCHS).
As Founding Principal, Mark Rios has led both the design and business direction of Rios Clementi Hale Studios since first establishing the firm as Rios Associates in 1985. Under his design leadership, the firm has developed an international reputation for its collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach, establishing an award-winning tradition across an unprecedented range of design disciplines. His vision has always been to create complete environments – outside and inside – and to design all the elements that give each place its character.

Formally trained in both architecture and landscape architecture (MArch and MLA, Harvard GSD), Mark’s eclectic interests and innate curiosity have propelled his creative explorations beyond traditional professional borders. Mark has been honored with over 50 professional design awards during his career and his projects have been widely published in over 100 national and international books and periodicals. Landscape commissions have ranged from the design of public parks, plazas, and streets, to private gardens, furniture, and products inspired by Mark’s desire for everyone to take note of and appreciate their surrounding ecological and cultural environments.

We’re a Los Angeles based studio that specializes in multi-disciplinary design.
We create singular, integrated and comprehensive solutions for a variety of design challenges. Combined, our talents comprise a wide range of professional skills including architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, interior design, graphics and signage, exhibit and product design. Project types include commercial, residential, civic, educational, institutional, exhibits, and product and furniture design.

We are dedicated to applying a strong interdisciplinary collaborative approach to the design process, whether on projects within our office or in consultation with other design firms. A broad mixture of clients and projects has given us solid experience in dealing with various and complex design issues. We are committed to exploring new design opportunities which are specific to the spirit and mission of each project. This goal is achieved on a variety of scales and through various disciplines to create design solutions that fulfill and even exceed our client’s expectations.


Image: Grand Park, Los Angeles, design by Rios Clementi Hale Studios, photographed by Jim Simmons

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Architecture/Landscape/Interiors lecture by architect Mark Rios
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Architecture/Landscape/Interiors lecture by architect Mark Rios
7:00PM 2013-11-07 19:00 | Ahmanson Hall Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd L.A. 90045
Open to the Public
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