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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Pinch Me I'm Dreaming features work by fine arts students Katherine Hooper, Josh Beliso, Michelle Lang, Kara Singson, Micheal Meads, Berkley Comstock, and Xochitl Castillo.

Texture is a universal experience.  We as humans encounter and perceive countless forms of texture throughout our daily regiments. Texture can be experienced as soft, rough, wet, and in many other variations. Whether it's perceived as visual texture or a physical texture depends on you within the moment you experience it. For example, texture in a photograph is much different than a physical texture you can touch on a sculpture or a painting.  The difference is that in some cases we imagine what a texture might feel like and have no physical access to that texture, and in others we have the opportunity to experience it. The artists in the show express a personal perception of texture through various works that can be digested as both visual and physical.  Each artist uses a perspective on texture to relate to experiences within our lives.  This draws on the idea of the sense of touch and how it plays a vital role within our experience of how we determine reality.  If we can't feel it, does that mean it's not real? Are we dreaming? What is real? Hence we are confronted with a constant need to re-establish a sense of reality and existence through our sensual perceptions, and it is through touch and the experience of texture that that we create this definition of what is real.

Opening Reception:  Tuesday, November 19,  6-9:00 pm

 

Hour: Monday through Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.  Please note the Bolsky Gallery will be closed from Nov 26-December 1 and will reopen on Dec. 2

November 18, 2013
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December 13, 2013
Exhibition
Pinch Me I'm Dreaming
Open to the Public
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November 18, 2013 -
December 13, 2013
2013-11-18 10:00 2013-12-13 17:00
Exhibition
Pinch Me I'm Dreaming
Bolsky Gallery, Galef Center for FIne Arts
9045 Lincoln Blvd., LA 90045
Open to the Public
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