Events
  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

    This week from 4:00 - 5:00 pm is Welcome to the Haunted Boulevard. Join DJ Platinum (Grace Potter) and DJ Batsy (Jessi Hita) for a journey of the folklores, urban legends, and paranormal encounters from different cultures. 

     

    Listen online at KLMU.

  • Creative Action and the Otis Community Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

     

  • Mexican artist Yoshua Okón’s videos blur the lines between documentary, reality, and fiction. He collaborates closely with his actors (often amateurs who are also the subjects of the work) to create sociological examinations that ask viewers to contemplate uncomfortable situations and circumstances.
  • Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California.

  • Gallery 169 will be hosting the Otis College of Art and Design Communication Arts Graphic Design Junior Show, "5328," displaying a selection of work made over the five thousand twenty eight hours that make up the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Work will include collected posters, publications, and typographic projects.
  • Clay, Body is a solo exhibition from artist Sydney Aubert: Unapologetically fat, crass, and sexual, a ceramics artist who also works in video, and whatever other materials arouse her in the moment. Exhibition will be on view from Monday, April 24 - Friday, April 28 at the Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design. On view by appointment only, please contact the artist at sydney.aubert@gmail.com Reception: Thursday, April 27 | 6pm-9pm Bolsky Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design

  • Audrey Wollen is a feminist theorist and visual artist based in Los Angeles. Wollen uses social media, such as Twitter and Instagram, as platforms for her work on Sad Girl Theory, a theory which posits that internalized female sadness can be used as a radical and political action, separate from masculinized forms of protests such as anger and violence. She introduces this form of protest as an alternative to masculinized anger and violence.

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Alumnus Jeffrey Vallance on KCRW's Art Talk

Jeffrey Vallance: The Medium is the Message

By Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
 
Jeffrey Vallance's serious work as a artist, which began while still attending high school in the San Fernando Valley, is defined by a consistency within an extremely varied and superficially innocent collection of drawings, sculptures, books, performances, videos and life adventures.
 
His current line of inquiry came from the fact that his grandmother, Nina Vallance, was a clairvoyant with a psychic shop in Long Beach. His exhibition at CB1 Gallery, The Medium is the Message, was inspired by an actual seance the artist had organized to take place by professional mediums at the 2010 Frieze Art Fair in London, which I happened to see. Before a packed auditorium, the mediums channeled the spirits of dead artists ranging from Leonardo da Vinci to Andy Warhol. I distinctly remember Jackson's Pollock's remarks from grave, complaining that everything was beige.
 
For this exhibition, Vallance created "spirit photographs" similar to those concocted in the 19th century that purported to capture otherworldly presences that could not be seen by mortal eyes. In large black and white photographs, Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Marcel Duchamp and others are depicted in the presence of mysterious cloudy auras and symbolic aspects of the artist's life or art. Texts with observations from the original sceance are posted next to each photograph, a demonstration of faux objectivity. Ostensibly inspired by the findings of the seance, Vallance created relics for each artist including a reliquary for Duchamp containing pearl cufflinks. Like the best of satirists, Vallance's work is often rife with questions and observations that can be experienced as possibly sincere and possibly mocking. Read more here.
 
Source: KCRW
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