• Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event

    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).


Alumna Kim Gordon Plots Guest-Filled Book Tour for Memoir

Kim Gordon Plots Guest-Filled Book Tour for Memoir

By Daniel Kreps
Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon will release her memoir, Girl in a Band, on February 24th, and to mark the arrival of her tome, the bassist will embark on an 11-date book tour that will find the bassist sitting down for a question-and-answer session with a different music or literary figure at each stop. Among those who will chat with Gordon are Sleater-Kinney guitarist and Portlandia star Carrie Brownstein, Superchunk drummer Jon Wurster, singer-songwriter Aimee Mann and Sub Pop co-founder Bruce Pavitt, Pitchfork reports.
Girl in a Band, which likely takes its title from the Sonic Youth Eternal cut "Sacred Trickster" ("What's it like to be a girl in a band?/I don't quite understand"), will chronicle Gordon's "childhood, her life in art, her move to New York City, her love affairs, her marriage, her relationship with her daughter and her band." The memoir will also discuss the dissolution of both her personal and professional relationship with husband and longtime bandmate Thurston Moore.
Novelist Elissa Schappell, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art curator Bennett Simpson, Austin City Limits producer Terry Lickona and film producer Margaret Bodde will also take part in Gordon's Q&A sessions at select stops.
Kim Gordon, Girl in a Band Book Tour:
February 23 - Brooklyn, NY @ Greenlight Books/BAM Cinematek (with Margaret Bodde) 
February 24 - New York, NY @ The Strand (with Elissa Schappell) 
February 25 - Chapel Hill, NC @ Flyleaf/Cat’s Cradle (with Jon Wurster) 
February 26 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Humanities Festival (with Alison Cuddy) 
February 27 - Austin, TX @ BookPeople (with Terry Lickona) 
March 1 - Albuquerque, NM @ Bookworks/University of New Mexico (with Samantha Carillo) 
March 2 - Seattle, WA @ Elliott Bay Books/The Neptune (with Bruce Pavitt) 
March 3 - Portland, OR @ Powell’s Books (with Jon Raymond) 
March 4 - San Francisco, CA @ JCC San Francisco (with Carrie Brownstein) 
March 7 - Los Angeles, CA @ MOCAtv (Bennett Simpson)
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