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  • High&Low Bureau is a curatorial duo composed of Yael Messer and Gilad Reich. They curate exhibitions, film programs, performative events and publications, while engaging with a plethora of disciplines, media and modes of artistic expression.Their curatorial practice is dedicated to the exploration of artistic strategies that reflect on, and suggest alternatives to, specific social-political conditions.

  • Los Angeles is a city often described as having no center. Its art community has turned that "disadvantage" into an advantage and given itself a license for adventure. Organizations, galleries, and artists find decentralization to be an exciting option and they establish their addresses in unexpected neighborhoods and zones in the city and even beyond, in other cities and states. What are the challenges and advantages of this programmatic and conceptual strategy? What are the risks, to organization and audience alike? Is this necessary, and if so, is it sustainable?

  • Fritz Haeg

    Sep 25| Lectures
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    Image: Fritz Haeg, working to install the Edible Estate #12 garden in Budapest, 2012. Photo: Andras Kare.

    Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Fritz Haeg.

    Thursday, September 25th 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • David Schafer

    Sep 30| Lectures
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    David Schafer is a visual and sound artist working in sculpture, sound, sound, performance, and works on paper. His work is concerned with the structures, translation, and intelligibility, of language and architecture. Schafer has shown nationally and internationally and has received several public commissions. Most recently he has had one-person shows at Studio10 gallery in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, and Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA.

  • Sarah Manguso

    Oct 01| Lectures
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    Sarah Manguso is the author, most recently, of The Guardians: An Elegy for a Friend, named one of the top ten books of the year by Salon. Her previous book, the memoir The Two Kinds of Decay, was named an Editors’ Choice by the New York Times Sunday Book Review and short-listed in the UK for the Wellcome Trust Book Prize and long-listed for the Royal Society Winton Prize. Her other books include the story collection Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape, and the poetry collections Siste Viator and The Captain Lands in Paradise.

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artist, Jennifer Steinkamp.

    Thursday, October 2nd 11:15am - 12:30pm

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

     

  • Pae White

    Oct 07| Lectures
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    Pae White was born in 1963 in Pasadena, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She received her M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and her B.A. from Scripps College in Claremont, California. She also studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Recent solo exhibition venues include Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne; galleria francesca kaufmann, Milan; the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand; the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver; greengrassi, London; and 1301PE, Los Angeles.

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Tapping the Third Realm

Press Contacts:
Kathy MacPherson, Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
kmacpherson@otis.edu / 310.665.6909

Peter M. Warren, Loyola Marymount University
1 LMU Drive, Suite 2800, Los Angeles, CA 90045
peter.warren@lmu.edu / 310.338.2389

An exhibition spanning two galleries and college campuses exploring the spiritual, metaphysical and alchemical in contemporary art.
Liza Ryan: It’s Only the Light
Liza Ryan: It’s Only the Light, Chromatic print

LOS ANGELES — 15 August 2013 — The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design (OTIS) and the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) are pleased to present an exhibition of contemporary art entitled Tapping the Third Realm on view September 22 through December 8, 2013. Opening reception takes place on the fall equinox, Sunday, September 22, 3pm-6pm (3pm-5pm OTIS; 4pm-6pm LMU) followed by three months of related exhibition programming listed below.

A large group exhibition, Tapping the Third Realm presents the work of thirty-four artists who deal with ideas of spirituality through four main avenues: conjuring, communication, collaboration and chance. It explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether it be a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious. Elements of magic, witchcraft, and profound attention or intuition are evident in the artists’ creative processes. In this collection of work there are portals to the spirit world, communications with the dead, spells manifested in glass, prayers as drawings, potions as paintings, and dreams transformed into sculpture. This exhibition is curated by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design and Carolyn Peter, Director and Curator, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University.

Artists in the Exhibition: Ruth Ann Anderson, Annie Buckley, Christopher Bucklow, John Cage, Linda Ekstrom, Clodagh Emoe, Amanda Yates Garcia, Cliff Garten, Cheri Gaulke, Zach Harris, Philip Havice, Alicia Henry, Gilah Yelin Hirsch, Kyle August Lind, David Lloyd, Dane Mitchell, Christina Ondrus, Naida Osline, Sohan Qadri, Ron Regé, Jr., Ross Rudel, Liza Ryan, Betye Saar, Marie Schoeff, Kenzi Shiokava, Linda Stark, Andrés Torres-Vives, Dani Tull, Linda Vallejo, Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick, Bryan McGovern Wilson, Tom Wudl, Rebecca Tull Yates

Public Programming:
Sunday, September 22, Free
Opening Reception – Fall Equinox
OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery 3pm-5pm / LMU Laband Art Gallery 4pm–6pm
Meet the artists and join us for a ritual art performance by the Mythic Players, sponsored by Temple of the Goddess, directed by Xia and Ananda at 3:15pm (OTIS) and 4:45pm (LMU).

Tuesday, September 24, 12:15pm-1:15pm, Free
Gallery Talk by British artist Christopher Bucklow and New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell
LMU Laband Art Gallery. Sponsored by LMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts Visiting Artists and Lecture Series.

Wednesday, October 16, 6pm, Free with reservation
A Literary Evening with Author Alicia Gaspar de Alba
LMU William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor
RSVP 310.338.5234 or library.lmu.edu/rsvp
Alicia Gaspar de Alba reads from her book Calligraphy of the Witch (2012) followed by a conversation with Tapping the Third Realm curators Meg Linton and Carolyn Peter. This event is co-sponsored by LMU’s William H. Hannon Library, Laband Art Gallery, Chicana/o Studies, and Chicano Latino Student Services, and OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery.

Friday, October 18, 7-9pm, Free
Full Moon Event I: The Summoning – a site specific theatrical performance
Starts at LMU Laband Art Gallery
Under the direction of Professor Kevin Wetmore, LMU Theatre Arts students perform a site-specific Renaissance-inspired work at LMU’s Laband Art Gallery and lead the audience on a spiritual and physical journey to the OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery. Program begins at LMU at 7pm and finishes at OTIS by 9pm. Dress for the evening weather and wear walking shoes.

Saturday, November 9, 2:00pm, Free
Exploration of the Labyrinth with artist Linda Ekstrom
Starts at Crescent Park West in Playa Vista (between Pacific Promenade and Bay Park Drive, Playa Vista 90094, street parking)
Artist Linda Ekstrom shares the history of the labyrinth as a tool for meditation and prayer. Meet at the Playa Vista Labyrinth designed by Beth Thielen at Crescent Park at 2pm. Afterwards join curators Meg Linton and Carolyn Peter for a tour of Tapping the Third Realm at LMU’s Laband Art Gallery and OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery.

Saturday, November 16, 9am-4pm, $75 with registration
Tapping the Third Realm with Artist Ruth Ann Anderson: Creating an Artist Book
OTIS Ahmanson Hall, 1st Floor Check-in
A workshop focused on accessing your spiritual self through the creation of a handmade artist book. Explore a spiritual approach to art-making including use of self-reflection, transformation, and the cyclical nature of the full moon. Class materials included. To register: 310 665 6950 or /ce-course?crs=727 [Reg# 25401 / non-credit]

Sunday, November 17, 4pm-6pm, Free
Full Moon Event II: The Atomic Priesthood
Starts at OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery
Join New York based artist Bryan McGovern Wilson on a journey from the Ben Maltz Gallery to the Laband Art Gallery filled with obstacles and devotion led by an Atomic Priest and overseen by the moon. The Atomic Priesthood is an ongoing, multidisciplinary art project that draws from the unique history and conditions of nuclear waste management. This ritual/performance is steeped in ecological stewardship, advocacy, and strategies for deep-time communication. Program begins atOTIS at 4pm and finishes at LMU by 6pm. Dress for the late afternoon weather and wear walking shoes.

Sunday, December 8, 12pm-4pm, Free
Closing reception for Tapping the Third Realm
OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery and LMU’s Laband Art Gallery
Artist Amanda Yates Garcia is the City Oracle ready to answer questions at LMU while at OTIS Annie Buckley offers a brief history and readings from her new project “The People’s Tarot” and Guru Rugu hosts the experimental meditation center of los angeles for a closing ceremony of group realm-tapping.

OTIS and LMU are pleased to partner this fall on a larger series of free community events called SPACES BETWEEN, a series of exhibitions, performances, talks, rituals, and workshops that explore dimensions of the supernatural. Visit the program website for more details: www.lmu.edu/spacesbetween

Also on view this Fall at OTIS and LMU:

Crossing Thresholds: An Entry into Gothic Fiction, September 12 – December 13, 2013
LMU William H. Hannon Library, 3rd Floor

This exhibition, curated by Alexandra Halicki, graduate student in LMU’s English Department, explores the literary Gothic as a threshold genre. The threshold, literally a space-between-spaces, is a metaphorical realm of tremendous power and possibility. It is a region of monsters and of the supernatural. Featuring rare works from LMU’s Terrance L. Mahan, S.J. Department of Archives and Special Collections, it also includes photographs by Lisa Nicchi, LMU Class of 2013.
Exhibition Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Chance Operations, Random Access, September 22 – December 8, 2013
OTIS Millard Sheets Library

Librarian Cathy Chambers uses John Cage’s Rolywholyover: a Circus and his reliance on the I-Ching as a methodology to randomly access and display a selection of artists’ books from the Otis Library’s Special Collections. Exhibition Hours: Mon-Thu 7:30am-10pm; Fri 7am-5:30pm; Sat 10:15am-3pm; Sun 12:15pm-5pm.

Gallery Locations, Hours, and Parking:

Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
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9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hours: Tue–Fri 10–5; Thu 10–9; Sat–Sun 12–4
Closed Mon, Nov 27–Dec 1
Free Admission & Parking
Contact: 310.665.6905
galleryinfo@otis.edu
www.otis.edu/ben-maltz-gallery
 
Laband Art Gallery
Loyola Marymount University

College of Communication and Fine Arts
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hours: Wed–Sun 12–4
Closed Mon–Tue, Nov 27–Dec 1
Free Admission & Parking on Weekends
Contact:310.338.2880, Carolyn.Peter@lmu.edu
http://cfa.lmu.edu/labandgallery
 
 

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN
Otis prepares diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, their skill, and their vision. Otis College of Art and Design is a non-profit 501(c)3 institution founded in 1918 by General Harrison Gray Otis, the founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, who bequeathed his L.A. home to the city for "the advancement of the arts." The Colllege offers BFA and MFA degrees accreditated by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and The National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Otis is a member of the Association of Colleges of Art and Design.

LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSTITY
Located between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University is a comprehensive university offering 60 major programs, 36 master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in education from four colleges, two schools and Loyola Law School. Founded in 1911, LMU is ranked third in “Best Regional Universities/West” by U.S. News & World Report. LMU is the largest Jesuit Catholic university for undergraduates on the West Coast with more than 5,900 undergraduate students and more than 3,000 graduate and law students. For more LMU news and events, please visit www.lmu.edu/news.

About Otis

Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design is a national leader in art and design education. The College mission is to prepare diverse students of art and design to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. Alumni and faculty are Fulbright, MacArthur, and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, legendary costume designers, leaders of contemporary art movements, and design stars at Apple, Abercrombie & Fitch, Pixar, DreamWorks, Mattel, Nike, and Disney.
 
Otis enrolls approximately 1,100 full-time students, and offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media (Game and Entertainment Design, Animation, and Motion Design), Fashion Design, Communication Arts (Graphic Design, Illustration, and Advertising Design), Fine Arts (Painting, Photography, and Sculpture/New Genres), Product Design, and Toy Design.  Otis also awards the Master of Fine Arts degree in Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Public Practice, and Writing.   

The five-acre main campus is located on L.A.’s Westside near the beach and LAX; Fashion Design is in the heart of the downtown fashion district; and the Graduate Studios are on the Creative Corridor in nearby Culver City and in the 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica.

2,700 adults and children participate in Continuing Education art and design classes and workshops.