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  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Renee Gladman

    Oct 19| Lectures
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    Renee Gladman is the author of eight books of prose and poetry, including the Ravicka triology, published by Dorothy (Event Factory, The Ravickians, and Ana Patova Crosses a Bridge). Other titles include Arlem, Not Right Now, Juice The Activist, A Picture Feeling, and Newcomer Can't Swim. Since 2004, she has been the publisher of Leon Works, a perfect bound series of books of experimental prose, and also has edited the Leroy chapbook series.

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Exhibition Catalogues

Ben Maltz Gallery Catalogues

Exhibition catalogues are available for sale in the Ben Maltz Gallery, via mail, and on Amazon.com where noted in listings below.
For questions and mail-order inquiries please contact galleryinfo@otis.edu.
Cash, check, visa, and mastercard accepted for in-gallery purchases. Checks only for mail-orders.
Shipping is free for up to two catalogues and up to ten brochures; larger orders will be charged shipping.
Discounts are available for book sellers, colleges and libraries, please inquire at galleryinfo@otis.edu.


Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty (2015)

Ralph Bacerra Catalogue Cover

Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty (2015) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 136 pages / 60 color plates / 10.25 x 12.25 inches
ISBN-13: 978-0-930209-41-4
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design
Description: Published in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty at Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design, September 26 - Decemeber 6, 2015. The first retrospective to document the eye-dazzling ceramics of Ralph Bacerra (1938-2008), a Los Angeles-based artist known for his innovative approach to surface design and embellishment, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist's finest pieces - dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.
Exhibition curator: Jo Lauria
Exhibition dates: September 26 - December 6, 2015
Introduction by: Jo Lauria | Essays by: Jeannine Falino, Hollis Goodall, Christy Johnson
Contributions by: Garth Clark, Elaine Levin, Frank Lloyd, Keith Miller, Don Pilcher
Designer: Amy McFarland / Editor: Karen Jacobson / Printer: Typecraft, Inc.


Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books (2014)
Binding Desire

Binding Desire: Unfolding Artists Books (2014) / Electronic book / Free
Available as: iBook (Opens in iTunes/iBooks 250MB)  PDF (43MB)  Page Reader (Opens in pop-up)
iBook / 157 pages / ISBN 0-930209-34-6
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
iBook designed by: Sheldon Forbes
Exhibition curators: Cathy Chambers, Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: January 25 - March 30, 2014
Introduction by: Meg Linton, essay by: Kathleen Walkup
Description: Group exhibition of selected artists books from the Otis Artists Books Collection. Exhibition info


Alison Saar: STILL... (2012)

Alison Saar: STILL...

Alison Saar: STILL... (2012) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 46 pages / 35 color plates / 7 X 10 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-33-9
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curator: Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: August 18 - November 17, 2012
Introduction by: Meg Linton; Essay by: Dr. Barbara Thompson; Poems by: Harryette Mullen
Description: Solo exhibition of recent work by Alison Saar including four never-exhibited works made during a residency at Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle and six new bronze and mixed-media sculptures. Exhibition info


Meticulosity (2012)

Meticulosity

Meticulosity (2012) / $25 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 76 pages / 35 color plates / 7 X 10 inches
ISBN 978-1477407028
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton and John David O'Brien
Exhibition dates: April 28 - July 7, 2012
Introduction by: Meg Linton; Essay by: Meg Linton and John David O'Brien; Poems by: Guy Bennett, Dennis Phillips, Martha Ronk
Description: Group exhibition of 11 Southern California based artists and 3 poets who work in genres ranging from painting to installation and ceramic and digital formats. Artists: Tanya Batura, Hilary Brace, Eileen Cowin, Linda Hudson, Gegam Kacherian, Sandeep Mukherjee ('96), Ross Rudel, Linda Stark, Arthur Taussig, Elizabeth Turk, Samira Yamin. Poets: Guy Bennett, Dennis Phillips, Martha Ronk.


Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building (2011)

Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's BuildingFrom Site to Vision: The Woman's Building in Contemporary Culture

Doin’ It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building and From Site to Vision: The Woman's Building in Contemporary Culture (2011)
2 Volume Book Set / $55 / Available for purchase on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Doin' It in Public / Softcover / 192 pages / 7x10 inches / ISBN 978-0-930209-22-3
From Site to Vision / Softcover / 420 pages / 7x10 inches / ISBN 978-0-930209-23-0
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Book design by artist Susan Silton
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton and Sue Maberry
Exhibition dates: October 1, 2011 - February 26, 2012
Doin' It in Public Essays by: Vivien Fryd, Cheri Gaulke, Alexandra Juhasz, Jennie Klein, Michelle Moravec, Jennifer Sorkin. Foreword by Meg Linton. Editors Meg Linton and Sue Maberry.
From Site to Vision Essays by: Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, Betty Ann Brown, Theresa Chavez, Cecilia Dougherty, Sondra Hale, Jennie Klein, Michelle Kort, Lucy R. Lippard, Bia Lowe, Laura Meyer, Michelle Moravec, Kathleen A. Walkup, Terry Wolverton. Editors Sondra Hale and Terry Wolverton.

More information on Doin' It in Public exhibition website


Broodwork: It's About Time (2011)

Broodwork: It's About Time

Broodwork: It's About Time (2011) / $25 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 40 pages / 35 color plates / 7 X 10 inches
ISBN 978-0930209308
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn
Exhibition dates: April 30 - June 11, 2011
Introduction by: Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn
Description: An exhibition that explores what family life can provide to creative professionals. A project of BROODWORK, the cross-disciplinary inquiry surrounding the integration of creative practice and family life founded by curators Iris Anna Regn and Rebecca Niederlander. The curators defined, named and now investigate the practices and output of this previously unspoken vanguard community.


Phyllis Green: Splendid Entities (2011)

Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green

Splendid Entities: 25 Years of Objects by Phyllis Green (2011) / $25
Softcover / 60 pages / 35 color plates / 10.25 x 8.5 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-21-6
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Tim Christian and Jo Lauria
Exhibition dates: January 18 - March 19, 2011
Essays by: Tim Christian & Jo Lauria, Doug Harvey, Sue Spaid
Description: Solo Exhibition of 25 years of sculpture by Los Angeles based artist Phyllis Green


Travis Somerville: Dedicated to the proposition... (2009)

Travis Somerville: Dedicated to the proposition...

Travis Somerville: Dedicated to the proposition... (2009) / $25 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 60 pages / 35 color plates / 10.25 x 8.5 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-19-3
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: October 1 - December 12, 2009
Essays by: Meg Linton, Mickalene Thomas, Travis Somerville
Description: Solo Exhibition of recent painting, sculpture, and installation by San Francisco based artist Travis Somerville


3 Solo Projects: Lynn Aldrich, Jessica Rath, Carrie Ungerman (2009)

3 Solo Projects 2009 Catalogue

3 Solo Projects: Lynn Aldrich, Jessica Rath, Carrie Ungerman
(2009) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 40 pages / 15 color plates / 7.5 x 8.25 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-18-6
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery; sponsored by Pasadena Art Alliance
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: April 18 - June 13, 2009
Essays by: Meg Linton, John O'Brien
Description: Three Solo Exhibitions of site specific installations by three Los Angeles based artists Lynn Aldrich, Jessica Rath, and Carrie Ungerman


Mark Dean Veca: Phantasmagoria (2009)

Mark Dean Veca: Phantasmagoria

Mark Dean Veca: Phantasmagoria (2009) / $25 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 64 pages / 37 color plates / 10 x 7.75 inches
ISBN 978-0-930209-17-9
Produced by: OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton
Exhibition dates: October 11 - December 6, 2008
Essays by: Meg Linton
Description: Solo Exhibition of site-specific painting installation by Los Angeles based artist Mark Dean Veca


Superficiality and Superexcrescence (2009)

Superficiality and Superexcrescence

Superficiality and Superexcrescence (2009) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 104 pages / 25 color plates / 10 x 7.75 inches
ISBN 978-0-911291-34-6
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery; Initiated and sponsored by Fellows of Contemporary Art
Exhibition curated by: Christopher Bedford, Kristina Newhouse, Jennifer Wulffson
Exhibition dates: June 27-September 12, 2009
Essays by: Christopher Bedford, John Welchman, Jennifer Wulffson
Description: Group exhibtion of 13 Los Angeles-based artists on subject of surface in contemporary Southern California art.
Artists: Amy Adler, Rebecca Campbell, Marcelino Gonçalves, Lia Halloran, Salomón Huerta, Elliott Hundley, Kurt Kauper, Elad Lassry, Blue McRight, Joel Morrison, Kori Newkirk, Tia Pulitzer, and Catherine Sullivan


Nancy Chunn: Media Madness (2008)

Nancy Chunn: Media Madness

Nancy Chunn: Media Madness (2008) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 62 pages / 53 color plates / 11.875 x 8.5 inches
ISBN 0-930209-15-X
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition dates: April 14 - June 23, 2007
Essay by: Parme Giuntini, Meg Linton, and Marco Nocella
Description: Solo survey of work by New York based artist Nancy Chunn, from 1980s to the present.


Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon (2008)

Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon

Keith Puccinelli: The Wondercommon (2008) / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Hardcover / 76 pages / 56 color plates / 8.75 x 10.25 inches
ISBN 0-930209-16-8
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition dates: April 19 - July 25, 2008
Foreword by: Meg Linton
Essays by: Nancy Doll, Meg Linton
Description: Solo exhibition of recent work by Southern California artist Keith Puccinelli.


Don Suggs: One Man Group Show (2007)

Don Suggs: One Man Group Show


Don Suggs: One Man Group Show (2007) / $20/ Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 93 Pages / 79 color plates
10 x 7.5 inches
ISBN 0-930209-39-7
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition co-curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery and Doug Harvey, Artist and Art Critic Exhibition dates: April 14 - June 23, 2007
Foreward by: Meg Linton
Essays by: Paul Vangelisti, Nevin Schreiner, and Doug Harvey
Description: Solo exhibition features work spanning Don Sugg's aesthetic investigation over a 38-year period.
 


Joan Tanner: On Tenderhooks (2006)

Joan Tanner Catalogue

Joan Tanner: On Tenderhooks
(2006) / $20/ Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 53 pages / 48 color plates / 10 x 7.5 inches / ISBN 0-930209-12-5
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curator: Meg Linton
Foreward by: Meg Linton
Essay by: Michael Darling / Interview with artist by: Julien Robson
Description: Solo exhibition comprised of large-scale installation created by Southern California artist Joan Tanner. Using raw materials like Blister-Pac, corrugated plastic paneling, galvanized metal, air-duct filters, plywood, industrialized coating, light and video, Tanner assembles a precarious environment to tackle the visual paradox of architectonic order and disintegration—ordering to achieve perfection and humankind’s inability to escape imperfection.
 


Shahzia Sikander: Dissonance to Detour (2005)

Shahzia Sikander

Shahzia Sikander: Dissonance to Detour
/ 2005 / $20 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover / 55 pages / 39 color plates, 7 black and white / 10 x 8 inches
ISBN 0-930209-10-9
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition dates: September 24 - November 12, 2005
Foreword by: Meg Linton
Essays by: Meg Linton
Description: A solo exhibition of new paintings, video animation, and a site-specific mural by Shahzia Sikander.


Robert Williams: Through Prehensile Eyes (2005)

Robert Williams

Robert Williams: Through Prehensile Eyes
/ 2005 / $5 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Softcover, staple bound / 12 pages / 15 color plates / 9 x 7.5 inches
ISBN 0-930209-09-5
Produced by: Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition of the same title.
Exhibition curated by: Meg Linton, Director of Ben Maltz Gallery
Exhibition dates: May 14 - July 30, 2005
Essay by: Meg Linton
Description: The exhibition and catalogue feature work spanning Robert Williams' career from 1985-2004.


 
Large-scale installation created by Southern California artist Joan Tanner, curated by Meg Linton, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery. Using raw materials like Blister-Pac, corrugated plastic paneling, galvanized metal, air-duct filters, plywood, industrialized coating, light and video, Tanner assembles a precarious environment to tackle the visual paradox of architectonic order and disintegration—ordering to achieve perfection and humankind’s inability to escape imperfection. - See more at: http://www.otis.edu/ben-maltz-gallery/past-exhibitions-2006#sthash.d5wer...

Patrick Hogan (2000)

Patrick Hogan Catalogue

Patrick Hogan (2000) / $10 / Available on Amazon.com and in Gallery
Soft cover / 56 pages / 27 color plates / 10 x 8.5 inches / ISBN-13: 978-0930209056
Produced by Otis Gallery in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of the same title, featuring works spanning Patrick Hogan's career from 1968 to 1986.
Curated by Anne Ayres and Roy Dowell. Exhibition dates: Otis Gallery: December 9, 2000-February 24,2001 / Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah: March 21-May 5, 2001
Essays by Anne Ayres and Peter Schjeldahl / Introduction by Roy Dowell / Reminiscences by Tom Knechtel, John Sonsini, and Benjamin Weissman