• 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 November and December 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter November — December 2008

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Alum MATT MACFARLAND'S '03 "The Lost Artworks (insufficient edition)" was in a one-person online exhibition at Light & Wire Gallery from November 1 - November 30, 2008.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum TUCKER NEEL '07 participated in Conventions and Attitudes, curated by Karen Atkinson, that was part of Exchange Rate 2008, an international performance exchange taking place on the evening of Nov. 4 (Election Day) at Remy's on Temple. The show traveled to New York with the HABEAS LOUNGE project that was be featured in the CUNY Graduate Center Art Gallery in the days preceding and following the election. 

Alums MICHELLE WIENER '08 and MELISSA HERRINGTON '08 were both selected as a team by the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam to represent Otis in the second Otis-Sandberg residency exchange fellowship in March and April 2009.

Alums ROB FAUCETTE '05 and ULYSSES JENKINS '79 were in a group exhibition during the Inglewood Open Studios on November 8th 2008.

Alum BREE YENALAVITCH '06 participated in the video festival Time is Love curated by Kisito Assangni at Galerie Ocrobre in Paris on November 8, 2008.

Alum CHRIS OATEY'S '06 work was featured in "Transporting a Visual Texture" in NY Arts Magazine in November/December 2008. OATEY also received an Artist's Resource for Completion grant from the Durfee Foundation in the 3rd quarter of 2008.

Alums TERRA KURODA 06, HELEN CAHNG '05, MICHELE CHONG '06, TOM NORRIS '02 and COURTNEY STRICKLIN '06 each had Solo Shows at Sea and Space Explorations from November 29th - December 7th, 2008.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 showed his work in First Friday, at Paulina Miller Gallery in Phoenix AZ, from November 7 to December 28, 2008.

Delusionarium 4 is an exhibition of 24 artists spread throughout three Los Angeles galleries. It is the 4th installation of a series of nomadic group exhibitions organized by alum JESSE BENSON '03. Alums MOLLY COREY '01 and STEPHEN BANKHEAD '01, participated in Zero Coupon at Circus Gallery from December 13 to January 17, 2009.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 did performance in "One Day Arty Show" on Saturday, December 13th, 2008 at Gallery Summer Fish in Seoul, Korea.

Alums TUCKER NEEL '07 and MICHELLE WIENER '08 showed their "If I do what you tell me will you love me?" a collaboration, at Samuel Freeman Gallery from Dec.16, 2008 - Jan. 31, 2009

Alum WENDY GIVEN'S '02 Into the Wild will be published in the NY Arts January - February 2009 print edition.

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