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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Renee Petropoulos

Renee Petropoulos
Associate Professor
Education: 

BA in Art History, 
MFA in Visual Arts, University of California, Los Angeles

Bio/Affiliation: 

Renee Petropoulos has created projects and exhibited internationally, most recently embarking on the project "Among Nations (Mostly)" which was initiated with a performance "Analogue", and a set of book designs and a text for Les Figues Press (2011).  "Black Star", begun in 2006, is a performance in continuum in Berlin.  Her most recent installment of "Prototype for the History of Painting: Eingrouping Social Historical" was installed in MARTE, San Salvador, El Salvador.  Her film, "Two or Three Things I Know About Gas Station Mini Marts" screened at Screening, in Philadelphia.  Presently she is working on the outdoor public sculpture project “Bouquet” that will be situated in Santa Monica, California at a street and pedestrian intersection. This spring she will participate in the exhibitions “Telephone” at the Torrance Art Museum and ‘Painting Design Speculation Generosity’ at CB! Gallery.  She will be performing “Analog: Among Nations” this fall at the MAK at the Schindler House this fall. She has received numerous grants including the California Community Foundation Fellowship, a COLA Grant, A Ford Travel Fellowship, and an Art Matters Grant. She is part of the organization SASSAS, Society for the Activation of Social Spaces Through Art and Sound, which produces sound events throughout Los Angeles. Petropoulos has a B.A. in Art History and an MFA in Studio Practice from UCLA. Petropoulos is presently Professor of Art in the Otis College of Art and Design Graduate Studies Department. She has also taught and lectured internationally most recently in the Netherlands and in China.

AWARDS/HONORS: 

Otis Faculty Development Grants: Fall 2013, 2008-09, 2006-07, 2004-05

In 2004, she received a City of L.A. Artist Grant.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS/EXHIBITIONS:  

Exhibitions: Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica; San Francisco Jewish Museum; Blaffer Museum; Occidental College Weingart Gallery; and Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
Numerous national public site commissions
COLA Grant

 
 
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