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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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Fine Arts

Stephen Berens - Visiting Artist Lecture

Fine Arts presents this artist who works mainly with photography and installation.  He received his BFA from the University of Nebraska and his MFA from Florida State University.  His work has been shown at Carl Solway Gallery in Cincinnati, ACME in L.A., and Roski School of Art at USC.

All are welcome. Series organized by Photography Director Soo Kim.

Barbie Housewarming Exhibition

Come to Santa Monica Place for a housewarming party for Barbie's new house! Otis and Mattel have partnered to present a unique creative collaboration among students from five different creative disciplines to celebrate Malibu, CA's most fashionable resident, Barbie ®, as she renovates her new home. On view January 18-20, 2014 (walk-thru), 22-29 (window display). Work by fashion design, product design, fine arts, toy design, and liberal arts and sciences students.

Exhibition of Sculpture/New Genres Junior Work

Announcing Considerable, an art show of sculpture, video, and installation in Gallery G107 and Closet Gallery (Sculpture Studio), the Sculpture Pad, and the Video Screening Room (Ahmanson Hall lower level) on Tuesday, December 10, 4:30-6:45 pm.

Kerry James Marshall '78

The work of Kerry James Marshall (’78) is recognized with major shows in the U.S. and abroad. In the Tower: Kerry James Marshall, a retrospective exhibition, is on view at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. through December 8.

Fine Arts visiting Critic Roberta Smith lecture

Fine Arts, Graduate Fine Arts, Santa Monica College Art Department, and the Santa Monica Associates present “ART CRITICISM IN THE EXPANDED FIELD,” a lecture by Roberta Smith, Fall 2013 Visiting Critic in FIne Arts. Smith, senior art critic at the New York TImes since 1986, will speak on  the ways criticism has changed due to the effects of the internet, blogging and tweeting on writing "print" criticism for a daily newspaper, as well as the expansion of the art world itself and the kinds of art being made.

What Gives you Pleasure Makes me Anxious

What gives you pleaseure makes me anxious

exhibition of work by BFA Fine Arts students

 

Opening Reception: Sept 17, 6 - 9 pm.

Additional House Sunday, September 22, 3 - 5 pm

Closing Reception, October 3, 4 - 7 pm

 

Work by

Courtney Arwin

Michelle Bellasis

Marquita Flowers

Jillian Frederick

Mark Gens

Esmeralda Gonzales

Alise Mongeon

Sebastian Tovar

 

Fine Arts: Painting

Fine Arts lecture Eric Yahnker

Fine Arts presents Eric Yahnker, whose work focuses on large-scale projects that create heroically-scaled installations, most often anchored by wall-sized, photorealistic drawings in charcoal, graphite, and colored pencils. He received his BFA from USC in Journalism and MFA from CalArts.  His work has been included in many publications such as Artforum, Juxtapoz Magazine, Los Angeles Times Review, and the New York Times Review. Gallery exhibitions include L.A.

Fine Arts lecture Mitchell Syrop

Fine Arts presents visiting artist Mitchell Syrop, who has shown his work widely at WPA Gallery, Rosamund Felson Gallery, Richard Telles Fine Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Galeria Oliva Arauna in Spain, Lieberman & Saul Gallery and MoMA in N.Y., and the Getty Museum in L.A. He earned his BFA at Pratt Institute and MFA at CalArts. His work has been featured in publications including Artforum, New York Times, Saatchi Online, Art US, and Los Angeles Times.

Fine Arts lecture Maha Saab

Fine Arts presents visiting artist Maha Saab, born in 1979 and currently lives/works in Los Angeles.  She graduated from Parsons School of Design with a BFA, and received her MFA from UCLA in 2007.  Maha has been featured in various shows at Pepin Moore Gallery, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, LAXART, Richard Telles Fine Art, Michael Kohn Gallery, LTD Los Angeles, Carmichael Gallery in Los Angeles, The Third Line Gallery in Dubai, and more.  She works in various mediums such as painting, photography, sculpture, and collage.  Her work has also been featured in the New Yorker Magazine and on Artf

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