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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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Liberal Arts and Sciences Radar

May 16, 2014
LAS Blog
photoFarewell Celebrations for Sammy A “Farewell Celebration” is an oxymoron, like a graduation, which is an exit, being called a “commencement.” But it is also customary to say “Good-by and Good Luck.” Our beloved President, Samuel Hoi is stepping down and is leaving Otis College of Art and Design for Maryland Institute College of Art. [more]
May 12, 2014
LAS Blog
THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN Part Three of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and the Trail of the Floating Signifier, was posted on February 21, 2014. The post discusses the introduction of pluralism into philosophy, a linguistic critique of the idea of a fixed meaning, now disrupted by the “floating signifier.” [more]
May 2, 2014
LAS Blog
WASC SIG SCHA group of Otis faculty and administrators recently attended the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Academic Resource Conference. The theme for this year’s conference was “As Others See Us: Higher Education 360.” The others, students, parents, policymakers, employers, etc., are increasingly asking for more accountability and transparency about the costs, outcomes, meaning, and integrity [more]
Apr 28, 2014
LAS Blog
THEORIES OF THE POSTMODERN Part One of a Six Part series on Theories of the Postmodern, Postmodernism and Intertextuality, was posted on February 7, 2014. This post creates a foundation for the concept of intertextuality by introducing the ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin and tracing the impact of the thought of the Russian literary theorist through [more]
Apr 23, 2014
LAS Blog
On April 1, 2014, Steven Heller, former art director at the New York Times, author/ co-author, or editor of 200 books on graphic design, illustration, and political art, and co-founder and co-chair of the MFA Design Criticism Department at School of Visual Arts, joined Communication Arts sophomores in their History of Graphic Design, Advertising, and [more]
Apr 21, 2014
LAS Blog
DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH Part Five of Five Part series on Michel Foucault, Michel Foucault: Discipline and Punish was posted on January 31, 2014. An influential book, Discipline and Punish discussed how in the 18th century, modern society shifted from “punishment” to “discipline” as a way to control growing populations. This series can also be accessed [more]
Apr 17, 2014
LAS Blog
Sammy_Flores-PenaPlease join us in congratulating the following LAS faculty members for their wonderful contributions to the college and the Liberal Studies Department. Heather Joseph-Witham Noted folklorist and cultural studies faculty member Heather Joseph-Witham, will be appearing on the Weather Channel as part of their Tornado Week at the end of April. She will be discussing [more]
Apr 16, 2014
LAS Blog
876612075_12d1e81eab_oShepard Fairey at Subliminal Projects This week I had the privilege of doing a review of Shepard Fairey’s latest exhibition at his Echo Park gallery, Subliminal Projects. The essay, SHEPARD FAIREY: 50 Shades of Black, will be published on line and in print by Artscene in May. This is a socially activist street artist I [more]
Apr 15, 2014
LAS Blog
Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 9.50.24 AMSammy Flores-Pena will be delivering a paper at the Popular Culture Association meeting in Chicago, Illinois, on April 16, 2014. He will be giving a paper on the connections between Chinese and Afro Cuban cultures, titled My Saints, Your Saints, Our Saints: Chinese Presence in Afro Cuban Culture.
Apr 15, 2014
LAS Blog
Screen shot 2014-04-15 at 9.50.43 AMTiffany Graham presented a paper and lecture entitled Food Art Performances at the 8th Interdisciplinary & Multicultural Conference on Food Representation in Literature, Film, and the Other Arts at the University of Texas at San Antonio on March 1, 2014.

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