• 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. 


Newsletter May and June 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter May  June 2012

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.


(note to alums: please send announcements to your shows to my Otis email address, not to Facebook! Thanks, Annetta)

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL participated in Made in LA 2012, The first Los Angeles Biennial, presented at the Hammer Museum from June 2 to September 2, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON showed her video in the exhibition and conference ³A Virtual Memorial- Commemorative Interventions² in Riga, Latvia, June 1-8 2012. In May 2012 she was a guest professor at Goldsmith¹s University in London Britain, and Ecole Nationale D¹Art, Paris, Cergy-Pontoise in France.

Grad Fine Arts faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS will take part in the Venice Beach Biennale in July 2012.

Grad BRYAN RICCI had his MFA Thesis Exhibition ³Urban Pastoral and Neo Plein-Air² at the Bolsky Gallery from May 15-19, 2012

The graduating class of 2012 had their group MFA exhibition ³yes, and...² from May 9 ­ May 12 at the Bolsky gallery.

Alums JESSE BENSON '03 and MATT MACFARLAND '03 showed their work in the group exhibition ³MOTA² (Museum of Temporary Art) curated by Janet Levy at See Line Gallery at the Pacific Design Center from May 17 to July 31, 2012.

Grad Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS performed "Analog (Mostly) Among Nations" at CAA, IN LOS ANGELES). She was in the Exhibition, "Figures and Grounds: Approaches to Abstraction", March 8 to May 2012 at the Arts Club of Chicago. "Breaking in Two" opened on Feb. 11 at the Arena 1 Gallery as part of PST. She was also a guest professor at the New School in April 2012 for a workshop in performance.

Grad BRIDGET KANE had her MFA Thesis exhibition MEDITATE MY DIRECTION, FEEL YOUR WAY at the Bolsky Gallery JUNE 2-7, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON will be in a three-person exhibition and panel discussion ³HouseWORK² curated by Molly Hankwitz at Reynolds Art Gallery at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA from October 27 to November 17, 2012.

Alums MOLLY COREY and ED GOMEZ participated in ³Fellow Travelers² at Durden and Ray from June 2 to June 23, 2012. The exhibition included a lecture / conversation with historian MOLLY COREY on 60¹s counterculture. Curated by alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ, Claudia Parducci and Louisa Van Leer for ARTRA Curatorial.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF staged a live performance of 343 Dresses: SPECTRUM, on MAY 17, 2012 at the Pacific Design Center.

Grad CHAD MARTH had his MFA MFA Thesis Exhibition SNOWED OVER at the Bolsky Gallery May 23-26, 2012.

Alum BARRY OSBOURN shoed his work in a solo exhibition "Paintings of Themselves" at Todd Geiner Gallery in Kansas City Missouri from June 1st to June 30th, 2012.

As of May 23, 2012, alum ERIC DOOLIN '07 has opened The Fractal Gallery in Los Angeles where he is also exhibiting his paintings. 1884 S. Sepulveda Westwood.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 showed The Project Rainbow at Steven Wolf Fine Arts in SF from June 2 to July 7, 2012.

Alum SERGIO BROMBERG '11 staged a happening on June 14, 2012 at Yautepec¹s San Rafael gallery in Mexico.

Alum MICHELLE ANDRADE ¹07 has a solo show at Charlie James Gallery in Chinatown from June 9th to July 14th, 2012. The exhibition was reviewed by Leah Ohlman in the LA Times on June 21, 2012.

Alum JENNIFER LANSKI '06 showed her "Time Equivalents" drawings in "Random Acts of Time" at OCCCA Curated by William Moreno from May 5 - June 16, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL has his work included in two exhibitions in New York this summer: The Early Show at Lennon/Weinberg Inc. from June 19-Aug 17, 2012 and Group Exhibition (Curated by Evan Holloway) at Harris/Lieberman Gallery June 28-Aug 17, 2012.

Alum TAMI DEMAREE'03 will show her work at Rosamund Felsen Gallery from July 7 to August 11, 2012.

Alum WOLFGANG BAUER '12 will show his work in Breaking Boundaries in Pingyao, China in September 2012.

Alums BRIDGET KANE '12 and ELENA ROSA '12 are included in Invoking LA... curated by Paige Tighe at the Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis from June 30, to July 29, 2012.

Alum MICHELLE CHONG '06 was in Oh Nancy's exhibition "Blank Land" at the Torrance Art Museum from June 30 to July 2, 2012.

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