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  • 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.

  • 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

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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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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