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  • You are invited to a Movies that Matter Special Screening of the powerful new film shaping the debate about rape on college campuses, The Hunting Ground, on Tuesday, September 15 at 7:15 PM in the Otis Forum.  The Hunting Ground is a startling exposé of sexual assaults on U.S. colleges, institutional cover-ups and the brutal social toll on the victims and their families from the Academy Award-nominated filmmaking team of Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering.
  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by 

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, 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.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • Sunday, September 27, 2pm, Free
    Symposium: Centered on Clay

    Keynote speaker: Kathy Butterly
    East Los Angeles College | Rosco C Ingalls Auditorium | 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754 | 323.265.8650


    A symposium in conjunction with the exhibition Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty
    September 26 – December 6, 2015

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Past Exhibitions 2004

The Los Angeles School :  Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, June Harwood, Helen Lundeberg and John McLaughlin
Guest Curator: Dave Hickey
November 13, 2004-January 22, 2005

An exhibition honoring the moment that art in Los Angeles became "Los Angeles Art."

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Panopticon (neural architecture no. 4): an installation by Deborah Aschheim
Waiting for the End of the World: photographs by Richard Ross
September 11 – October 30, 2004

Part of Deborah Aschheim’s “Neural Architecture,” series of nervous systems for buildings, Panopticon is a site-specific installation that considers the intersection of surveillance, electronics, neural sensing and architecture. Waiting for the End of the World: Debut of his new body of work by Richard Ross in his book entitled “Waiting for the End of the World,” published by Princeton Architectural Press in April 2004, Richard Ross has photographed bomb shelters in the US, Russia, England, China, Turkey, Vietnam and Switzerland, capturing the global and futile concern for safety since the dawn of nuclear destruction. 
www.deborahaschheim.com  /  www.richardross.net

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3 Solo Projects: Jane Mulfinger, Ross Rudel, Elizabeth Turk
Chicken: a video installation by Eve Luckring
June 26 - August 14, 2004

Simultaneous sculpture and video exhibitions of four contemporary Southern California artists. 
Ross Rudel www.anglesgallery.com  /  Elizabeth Turk www.hirschlandadler.com

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You Are Here
An installation by Daniel Wheeler
March 13 - April 24, 2004

Large-scale, experiential installation created by Los Angeles artist Daniel Wheeler. Viewers encounter limited vantage points and prescribed perspectives as they explore the 1930s yellow-tiled bathroom with sealed fixtures, travel through a tunnel into an oversized yurt and climb the metal rib-cage ladder to look down upon a profound and wry interpretation of the human body. www.danielwheeler.com

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Xawery Wolski: Polvo/Proch/Dust
January 16 - February 21, 2004

The exhibition title “dust” in Spanish, Polish, and English bears homage to Wolski's global citizenry, as well as to the eventual “dust to dust” of the physical body, and the artist’s material. The exhibition highlights work completed in the last several years and includes a giant replica of a forty-foot steel chain; snaking intestinal tracks and elegant, minimal flesh forms; and rings of bulbous “clouds” suspended from fishing wire, all fashioned in smooth, skin-like terracotta.  www.galeriaomr.com

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