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  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to announce the George H. Scanlon Foundation Lecture REDUX.5 by Michiel Riedijk at MOCA.

     

    Michiel Riedijk regularly lectures at universities, cultural institutions and symposia worldwide. His theories and writings on architecture have gained international recognition from fellow architects and scholars. The work of Neutelings Riedijk Architects has received worldwide appreciation through numerous publications, international awards and exhibitions around the world. - Neutelings Riedijk Architects

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From LA Streets to Gallery Walls

Gajin Fujita's 'Roll Call' Opens at L.A. Louver

"Graffiti is the foundation on which we built our artistic practices. But beyond graffiti, Los Angeles is what unifies us," says Gajin Fujita ('97 Fine Arts). The Boyle Heights native brings together 11 artists, including himself, for a crash-course in L.A. street-inspired art. Repping different neighborhoods and influenced by different cultures, their works join to create a layered, vibrant, and at times irreverent vision of Los Angeles, which couldn't come at a better time. Roll Call opens today at the L.A. Louver in Venice. 

 

Gajin Fujita

Artist Gajin Fujita / Kidz Gone Bad, 2016 

“Roll Call” refers to tagging the names of all the graffiti artists who contributed to a single piece. For Fujita, curating the show meant highlighting the work of artists he has known for almost 30 years. He met Alex Kizu (Defer) on a school bus, and later with Jesse Simon, the group became known as KGB (Kids Gone Bad). From there Fujita met and collaborated with others like David Cavazos (Big Sleeps), Jose Reza (Prime), and Slick. The show includes some of the most influential street artists in Los Angeles, from seminal graffiti crews KGB (Kids Gone Bad), K2S (Kill 2 Succeed) and LTS (Last to Survive) to the bearers of the Chicano muralist tradition like Fabian Debora and Ricardo Estrada. Works from trailblazer Chaz Bojorquez, graffiti artist turned opera designer Retna and mixed media artist Patrick Martinez round out the ensemble.

“To me, these artists are a cross-section of generations and geographies of graffiti,” says Fujita. “This show is a reflection of the people that have impacted my life, and the city of Los Angeles.”

Roll Call will be on view through January 14, 2017, for more information visit www.lalouver.com. In addition, L.A. Louver will host several panels and workshops in conjunction with the show, including a panel discussion, Origin Story: The History of L.A. Graffiti on November 29 featuring graffiti historian Steve Grody, a typography and lettering workshop with David Cavazos (Big Sleeps) and Jose Reza (Prime) on December 3, and a life portraiture workshop lead by Fabian Debora and Ricardo Estrada on January 7. Panel discussions are free to attend, while workshops are limited and require a materials fee. Reservations are required for all, contact L.A. Louver at (310) 822-4955 or rsvp@lalouver.com

 

Image: Peter Goulds of L.A. Louver and artist Gajin Fujita at the press preview for Roll Call.

 

 

 

 

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