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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Ben Maltz Gallery Radar

Jun 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Again, making the rounds with Carolyn Peter, we visited with artist Rebecca Tull who presented her recent photographic and video work. She gave us a brief introduction to her background having focused her undergraduate studies on women in spirituality, spent nearly three years living in a monastery and her interest in using her mind and[...]
Jun 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Elana Mann introduced us to the ritualized performance work of Amanda Yates. I visited the studio with Carolyn Peter. It was a warm day and before we entered her work space, Amanda gave us a tasty green cool homemade elixir laden with fresh cilantro and the right amount of spice. We learned of her book[...]
Jun 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
My first encounter with Christina Ondrus’ work was through this amazing project called Knowledges that took place at Mt. Wilson in June 2012. Right now, she is working on a book of images and text exploring synchronicity and the residue of history inspired by her travels to France. Her series of “All Encompassing” graphite drawings[...]
Jun 11, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
In researching another project that Carolyn Peter and I are organizing for Fall 2013 called “Tapping the Third Realm,” we made a visit to Tom Wudl’s downtown studio. Every time I visit downtown around SCIARC and Molino Street, the construction and vitality amazes me compared to what it was in the mid to late 1980s[...]
May 18, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Writing This Side of the 405 was a live and online poetry and prose reading of 25 writers from the Westside of Los Angeles in conjunction with the exhibition Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405.  Writers in order of appearance: Linda Albertano, Therese Bachand, Bruce Bauman, Guy Bennett (Faculty), Leonardo Campaner (’13), Alicia[...]
May 17, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Laurie Raskin received her BFA and MFA from California Institute of the Arts in the 70′s and 80′s where she specialized in graphics, printmaking and photography.  After school, she worked designing album covers, murals for stores, fabrics and graphics for various companies.  In 1984, she was one of the 12 artists chosen to design one[...]
May 17, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Ruth Weisberg’s studio is not too far from one of my favorite places on Washington Blvd, Samosa House. Ruth is a longtime Los Angeles based painter and was very involved in the Woman’s Building.  She continues to have a significant impact in the community with her teaching and work at USC. She is represented by[...]
Apr 26, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, Meg Linton and Jeseca Dawson led a bus tour with 22 Otis community members to some amazing Westside artists’ studios. We really appreciated that this group of artists, collectors, and curators was game for anything and everything because we had a jam-packed schedule. We organize these trips in conjunction with[...]
Apr 26, 2013
Freeway Studies Blog
Freeway Studies #1: This Side of the 405 opened on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with great fanfare as part of Otis’ newly coined Spring Festival featuring the New Admitted Students Reception, the 2nd Annual Otis Kite Festival, and the Graduate Studios Open House.  Just before the exhibition doors opened to the public, the OTIS Board[...]

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