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  • Creative Action and the Otis Radio class present weekly broadcasts each Monday.

  • Objects In Crisis is a series of two-person exhibitions by students in the Photography 3 class. 

     

    Exhbition 1--November 18-22:  Greg Toothacre and Lani De Soto

    Reception: Thursday, November 20 @ 6 pm

     

    Exhibition 2--December 2-6:  Allison Mogan and Tia Chen

    Reception:  Thursday, December 4 @ 6 pm

     

    Exhibition 3--December 8-12: Yijia Liu and Cara Friedman

  • Mary Alinder

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  • Professor Julia Czerniak is educated in both architecture and landscape architecture, and serves as Associate Dean at the School of Architecture at Syracuse University. Through her own design practice, CLEAR, and most recently as the former inaugural Director of UPSTATE: Syracuse’s SOA’s Center for Design, Research and Real-Estate, Julia’s  research and practice draw on the intersection of landscape and architecture.

  • Alumni from Otis, Art Center, and CalArts are invited to celebrate the holidays at our second annual alumni holiday mixer. Eat, drink, be merry, and enjoy live music! Alumni are invited to bring a guest, but this event is closed to the public.

     

    RSVP by December 1

    www.CalArtsOtisArtCenter.eventbrite.com

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Past Exhibitions 2005

Step into Liquid: Jane Callister, Pia Fries, James Hayward, Michael Reafsnyder, David Reed
Guest Curator: Dave Hickey
December 3, 2005 - January 28, 2006

In post-war American abstraction, wet became the new deep. The idea of wetness became a primary metaphor for a whole manner of painting in which the fluidity of the surface provides the narrativity once provided by pictorial depth. Since most wet painting in recent years has been in the figurative idiom, Guest Curator Dave Hickey revisits this tradition of abstraction in some of its current manifestations in Southern California where the language of liquidity has its own iconography.

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Shahzia Sikander: Dissonance to Detour
September 24 - November 12, 2005

Solo exhibition features new paintings, video animation, and a wall mural by the internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander, the inaugural honoree of the Jennifer Howard Coleman Distinguished Lectureship and Residency at OTIS, created in partnership with The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation to honor the memory of Jennifer Howard Coleman.  www.shahziasikander.com

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Standards of Reality: Five Artists from Barcelona
Martí Anson, Carles Congost, Pep Duran, Mabel Palacín, Tere Recarens
A video lounge selected by Ferran Barenblit, Director, Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona
June 22 - July 30, 2005

In this Los Angeles debut exhibition, the curator reunites the video work of five artists from Barcelona who have exhibited at the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica in Barcelona (CASM) as part of the institution’s mission to support new work by local and international artists. Mr. Barenblit’s selection reflects on three primary themes he consistently finds in the work of so many contemporary artists: the continuous critique of reality and its underlying inherent contradictions; the power of the moving image in contemporary culture; and the role of the individual in a conflicted society.

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Cruise and Destroy: The Imagination of Fat Mark Bikes
June 4 - July 23, 2005  Galef 107

New low-rider bicycles designed and created by Fat Mark Kaake and his crew of collaborators: Jim Muir, CR Stecyk, Opie Ortiz, Swankone, Justin Reynolds, Steve Fawley, Marco Saiz, Josh Knight, and Skully.
Fat Mark scours vintage-bike swap meets across the U.S. for parts and collaborates with artists to do special paintwork on the converted bikes. With the support of his mentor and legendary Dogtown photographer Craig Stecyk, he has developed a signature style and a creative network of talented artists to help him articulate his aesthetic vision.

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Robert Williams: Through Prehensile Eyes
May 14 - July 30, 2005

Solo show by Robert Williams, godfather of the Low Brow art movement in Southern California and creator of Juxtapoz magazine. The exhibition features approximately 45 paintings from 1979-present with related sketches and ephemera, and two of his custom hotrods. It is curated by Meg Linton and funded in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance and Juxtapoz Magazine.

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Regeneration: Contemporary Chinese Art from China and the US
February 12 - April 23, 2005
Curated by Dan Mills and Xiaoze Xie
Exhibition organized by Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University

Large group show focusing on the work of twenty-six artists who reside in China or who received their training and started their careers in China but reside in the U.S. While work in this large survey is conceptually and materially diverse and wide-ranging, the artists share some thematic concerns.

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