• Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event

    Image: Electronic Sound Bath

  • L: Nora Jane 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: I Wish I Was a Telephone: Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal

    Celebrate the opening of the two-person exhibition of work by Los Angeles-based artists Nora Jane Slade and Marisa Takal.

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

  • 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. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Talking to Action

    Sep 17| Exhibition

    Image: Eduardo Molinari, Confluencia 2: Los Angeles River, 2016.

    Talking to Action: Art, Pedagogy, and Activism in the Americas is an exhibition and bilingual publication that investigates contemporary, community-based social art practices in the Americas. Talking to Action is part of the Getty’s initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.

  • 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.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.



Clay, Body

Sydney Aubert

Monday April 24th – Friday April 28th (by appointment only*)


Thursday April 27th

6:00pm – 9:00pm


I walk in the room and close the door behind me; we finally have a few hours just to ourselves. I look over at you and begin to slowly take off my clothes in front of you. I pick you up, toss you on a flat surface, and analyze your curves as I peel off your outer layer. I tenderly touch you with my fingertips; you’re so soft and smooth. I massage you up and down; my hands crave to be all over your body. The various pressures of my hands move you and make you squirm. It’s not long until I get you nice and wet. My hands rubbing you, using the weight from my large curvaceous body to move you however I desire. The power-play between the two of us is always exciting. Who is the Dom? Who is the Sub? I slide a few fingers in carefully while you’re soaking wet; you coat my fingers in your thick sticky wetness. I begin to sweat as I concentrate on the task at hand; trying to keep consistent pressure and speed. But you’re being bad. I spank you, you misbehave, and I spank you again. I add more pressure. I move faster. You’re allowing me to really give it my all. All of a sudden, you begin to dissolve in-between my fingers. You become uncooperative. Your body turns to mud in my hands. You cover me; you get all over my body; coating every inch of my exposed supple curves. We continue this sensual dynamic...hands and bodies...gently...fiercely...ever building. The tension between us grows palpable with each climax you give me. For the last climax, we finish together, and I clean you up. Such a mess we have made together.


Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment.


 *To make an appointment, please contact the artist at


April 2017
GFA Exhibition: Sydney Aubert
6:00PM - 9:00PM Bolsky Gallery
Sponsored by
Graduate Fine Arts
April 2017
2017-04-27 18:00 2017-04-27 21:00
GFA Exhibition: Sydney Aubert
6:00PM - 9:00PM | Bolsky Gallery
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045