Events
  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info: act@otis.edu

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow

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Ruben Ochoa

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Ochoa ('97)'s work typically makes use of basic building materials such as rebar, and crosses disciplines of sculpture, installation and photography. He often references Los Angeles, dealing with tensions between social class,culture, urban architecture and nature, and notions of containment and transgression. Ochoa made a mobile art gallery from his family’s old tortilla van, CLASS: C (2001–05) (above).

He brings concrete and dirt into museums (Whitney Biennal, 2008, at left) and conversely covers freeway barriers and infrastructure with wallpaper and large-scale digital prints (Extracted, 2006). In 2008, Ochoa was awarded a prestigous Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2010, he created a site-specific installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

“Ochoa’s work critiques class boundaries determined by these borders in his rejection of traditionally exclusionary exhibition styles. [He] juxtaposes refinement with grit, as did Walter De Maria and environmental sculptors like Edward Kienholz. Increasingly Ochoa studies areas where nature buttresses itself against annihilation, a cultural metaphor lending hope and vivacity to his work.” (Whitney 2008 Biennial)

Susanne Vielmetter Projects
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