• 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. 


Linda Pollari


MArch, University of Illinois at Chicago; BFA (Painting), University of Wisconsin-Superior


Linda Pollari is an Architect and Principal of P XS, an architecture office committed to advancing contemporary design in collaboration with progressive clients. No design solution is predetermined; difficult problems are sought and solved.


  • House of the Month, December,
  • Citation, American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, Next LA Awards
  • American Architecture Award, The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Award of Excellence, Los Angeles Business Council 34th Los Angeles Architectural Awards
  • Merit Award, American Institute of Architects/Los Angeles, Design Awards
  • Finalist, San Jose State University Museum of Art and Design Competition
  • Merit Award, AIA-Sunset 2003-2004 Western Home Awards
  • House of the Year Award, Architecture and Metropolitan Home Magazines
  • 1000 x Architecture of the Americas (Verlagshaus Braun, 2008): 20
  • Architecture and Design: Los Angeles (Fusion Publishing, DAAB Book Series, 2008): 158-162
  • SPACES Issue 21 (UK: April 2008): 3, 87-93
  •, House of the Month (December 2007)  
  • FORM Pioneering Design (September/October 2007): 40
  • archithese (Switzerland: 3.2007): 46-47
  • california HOME+DESIGN (May 2007): 100-101
  • pen 4/1 No. 172, (Japan: 2006): 70-71
  • L.A. WOMEN ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTS, Schlebrugge.Editor: 120-121, 159
  • Archidom #8 (57), (Russia: November 2005): 84-88
  • LOS ANGELES architecture & design (teNeues, 2004): 18-19
  • Architectural Digest (September 2004): 150, 153
  • LA Architect (January/February 2004): 31
  • Praxis 5 (2003): 92-93
  • Sunset (August 2003): 98
  • LA Architect (July/August 2003): 29-31
  • Metropolitan Home (July/August 2003): 80
  • Competitions (Summer 2003): 28-29
  • Los Angeles Times (December 22, 2002): E62, “THE YEAR IN REVIEW: A glimmer amid the bleak reality” by Nicolai Ouroussoff
  • Architecture (November 2002): 50-55
  • Los Angeles Times (May 15, 2002): F2
  • Los Angeles Magazine (May 2002): 96-99
  • Design Times (July/August 2001): 54-57
  • Custom Home (April 2001): 5 and 41-43
  • LA Architect (May/June 2000): 12-16
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