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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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Apr 29, 2014
Freeway Studies Blog
Capistran and Mandujano Billboard - smallThe Billboard Project for Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad is in full swing!  Billboards will be up through the entirety of the exhibition, April 12 – July 27, 2014.  For this project, we invited Inside the Quad artists to create three billboards that are located near Otis: Juan Capistrán and Hazel Mandujano, Farrah Karapetian, [more]
Apr 14, 2014
Freeway Studies Blog
fs2 image2The Opening Reception for Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad, on April 12, included live music by Banda Filarmonica Alma del Valle, MFA Thesis exhibition by David Del Francia, and 2014 BFA Juniors Juried Exhibition. All events occurred at Otis College of Art and Design in the Ben Maltz Gallery, Bolsky Gallery, and Fine Arts [more]
Jan 7, 2014
Freeway Studies Blog
OTIS Grad StudiosThe Otis Graduate Students studying in the Fine Arts Program, as well as the second-year of the Public Practice Program, have personal studio spaces at Culver City location on West Jefferson Blvd.  Here students cultivate a community, listen to visiting artist’s lectures, hold critiques, and invite the public in for occasional Open Studio events.  I [more]
Dec 20, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Gina-LambGina Lamb has been doing Social Practice work before the term was coined. This was my first introduction to her practice and I was amazed by the depth and breadth of her projects and her genius and generosity. Most of her work these days is orchestrated through her role as Assistant Professor of Media Studies [more]
Dec 18, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Steve-Hurd-6In the LA Times, art reviewer David Pagel said “Steve Hurd takes a shotgun approach to painting… .” Our visit was a rapid fire conversation through several bodies of work starting with his newest paintings inspired by his feline companions. This work will be shown in September at Rosamund Felsen Gallery. As we moved around the [more]
Dec 18, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Christina-and-Cayetano-1Christina Sanchez and Cayetano Juarez have been working together on two major projects: “Break + Pausa” and  “TEQUIO AQUÍ, TEQUIO ALLÁ,” that are described in detail on their website.  We spent the majority of our visit together discussing their second and most recent project, Tequio Aquí, Tequio Allá (Tequio Here, Tequio There), which is a [more]
Dec 18, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Nathan-Danilowicz-4Nathan Danilowicz is a painter. He graduated from UCLA in 2007 with an MFA and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002. He is working on a new series of abstract paintings that are derived from his daily drawing practice and his interest in the occult. His layered surfaces are a [more]
Dec 18, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Matt Nichols 3Matt Nichols is a recent transplant to Los Angeles. He received his MFA in 2010 from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and his BA in 2003 at University of California, Berkeley. He has his own production/fabrication shop set up in the front half of his studio and is sculptor. He works with [more]
Dec 18, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Joe-Wolek-1Joe Wolek splits his time between being a photographer and a location scout. He shared some recent photographs from a series called “Stratigraphy Vernacular.” These images contain a vastness in them whether it’s a large open sky, a desolate parking lot in the desert or a seemingly endless stairway. People are not present, only traces [more]
Dec 18, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Rainen-Knecht-2Rainen Knecht, along with Christopher Baird, moved from San Francisco to Los Angeles last year. She is a painter who has recently expanded her repertoire from watercolor to oil painting. She is fascinated by miniature worlds and much of her new work has bold broad strokes that are counterbalanced by intricate detail. Many of them [more]

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