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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Opening Reception for Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad

With live music by Banda Filarmonica Alma del Valle, MFA Thesis exhibition by David Del Francia, and 2014 BFA Juniors Juried Exhibition. In the Ben Maltz Gallery, Bolsky Gallery, and Fine Arts 107 all located on the ground floor of the Bronya and Andy Galef Fine Arts Center.

Freeway Studies is a multi-year, contemporary art-focused curatorial project organized by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, with the assistance of Jeseca Dawson, 2012-2014 Curatorial Fellow, at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design.

 

Inside the Quad features work by 31 contemporary artists whose studios are located inside the border defined by the following freeways: I-405, I-110, I-10 and I-105. The impetus for this curatorial endeavor continues to be an effort to survey, one studio at a time, the neighborhoods and networks of artists working in Los Angeles. This dérive breaks out of existing curatorial preconceptions and knowledge to expand the analog network between curator, artist, and institution. Geographic parameters, along with word-of-mouth referrals, are used to ping-pong from studio to studio, shifting the confines of the existing paradigm. Documentation of every studio visit can be seen on the Freeway Studies Blog.

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April
12
Special Event
Opening Reception: Fwy Studies #2: Inside the Quad
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Open to the Public
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Ben Maltz Gallery
April
12
2014-04-12 16:00 2014-04-12 18:00
Special Event
Opening Reception: Fwy Studies #2: Inside the Quad
4:00PM - 6:00PM |
Open to the Public
Free Icon