Events
  • Lecture presented by Kata McNamara. From contemporary art museums to independent project spaces to college art galleries, Otis College Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Kate McNamara, will discuss her dedicated engagement with alternative and not-for-profit art spaces and the vital role these kinds of institutions play in today’s contemporary art world.

  • Open Studios

    Jun 23| Special Event
    More

    Open Studios: L.A. Summer Residency

    The artists and designers of the first-ever L.A. Summer Residency invite you to their open studio event! The public can join family and friends as they tour the studios and view all of the incredible work produced during the past three weeks. A closing reception will follow from 4-5:30pm.

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

  • Closing Reception

    Jun 23| Special Event
    More

    Closing Reception: L.A. Summer Residency

     

    The L.A. Summer Residency at Otis College of Art and Design offers an opportunity for artists and designers to work side-by-side in an immersive three-week residency within the vibrant art and design community of Los Angeles.

    More information about the L.A. Summer Residency Program.

     

    Join us for the closing reception of Otis College’s first residency. 

    Friday, June 23, 2017  

    The Forum | 4:00 PM

  • Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
    More
    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
    More

    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

O-Tube

Calendar

Meshki: Royal Black, Potato Sacks, i.e., Meaniningmization

Exhibition: March 16th, 2017 — March 30th, 2017

 

Opening Reception: March 16th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Closing Reception: March 30th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

BOLSKY GALLERY, Otis College of Art and Design
Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Thurs 10am–9pm, Sat–Sun 12pm–4pm
310.846.2614


What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare

Meaning, definition, sense, explanation, denotation, connotation, interpretation, nuance.

I would like to emphasize nuance for 2 seconds. My grandpa was born on August 19, 1921. A little more than a year after he was born, the Soviet Union was formed. I was born right after the Iranian Revolution. A subtle difference for it really sounds prettier for the animal that therefore I am. He went through World War 11, received the best education and after years of diplomatic service, he was still playing with things he could excavate from the trash. And I survived the Iran-Iraq war. I would like to start naked in the first place, please don’t get me so wrong: by the word name i am not interested in nudity. My grandpa was a dumpster diver at hear. Today I’m so weak, so in pain, bleeding, almost invisible for I was called a woman by Khodah (Allah), who plans to speak endlessly. He was the person who introduced me to the idea of looking beyond what things might be, and the meaning they can bring to the table. 

Walter Benjamin does not believe in true translation; nether do I therefore I say it in Farsi: <<Parvaz ra be khater be spar parandeh mordanist>> or << Remember the fly for the bird is mortal>> by Forough Farokhzad (translated by Shirin Bolourchi). Meshki in Farsi means Royal Black, whereas in Russian it means Potato Sacks.

Yesterday. I do not believe in yesterday anymore. 

Tomorrow. I do not believe in tomorrow anymore. 

 

Shirin Bolourchi and Alex Kay have worked together as Meshki Collective since 2016. Through research, video, sculpture, photography, wall pairing, and various objects they are creating environments that submerge viewers in a flood of experiences, which addresses critical thinking. Their works talk through the paradoxes of migration, identity, philosophy and politics.

 

​More information: here.

 

March 2017
16
Exhibition
GFA Exhibition: Shirin Bolourchi and Alex Kay
6:30PM - 9:00PM Bolsky Gallery
Sponsored by
Graduate Fine Arts
March 2017
16
2017-03-16 18:30 2017-03-16 21:00
Exhibition
GFA Exhibition: Shirin Bolourchi and Alex Kay
6:30PM - 9:00PM | Bolsky Gallery
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045