Events
  • In conjunction with the current exhibition Patterns Bigger Than Any of Us: Jesse Fleming / Pat O'Neill in Ben Maltz Gallery, May 7 - August 12, 2017.

    In Conversation: Jesse Fleming and Pat O'Neill, moderated by LA-based idependent curator and historian Ciara Moloney

     

    Jesse Fleming (b. 1977) is part of an emerging group of artists and technologists that examine the convergence of media art and mindfulness. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Five Car Garage; 356 Mission; and Night Gallery, all in Los Angeles, CA; and the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Pat O’Neill’s (b. 1939) artistic and filmmaking career spans over 50 years, and he is highly-regarded for his experiments with film and optical printing. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, CA; Monitor in Rome, Italy; VeneKlasen/Werner in Berlin, Germany; Quinta do Quetzal in Vidigueira, Portugal; Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, NY; and Cherry and Martin in Los Angeles, CA.

    Ciara Moloney is an independent curator, editor, and writer based in Los Angeles. She was formerly Curator of Exhibitions and Projects at Modern Art Oxford where she curated exhibitions by Barbara Kruger, Josh Kline, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Christian Boltanski and Kiki Kogelnik.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

  • Photo Credit: Jesse Pniak

     

    F. Douglas Brown received the 2013 Cave Canem Poetry Prize (selected by Tracy K. Smith) for Zero to Three, published by the University of Georgia. He also co-authored the chapbook Begotten with Geffrey Davis as part of Upper Rubber Boot Book's Floodgate Poetry Series. Both a past Cave Canem and Kundiman Fellow, his poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets, The Virginia Quarterly, Bat City Review, The Chicago Quarterly Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The Sugar House Review, Cura Magazine, and Muzzle Magazine. He is co-founder and curator of un::fade::able - The Requiem for Sandra Bland, a quarterly reading series examining restorative justice through poetry as a means to address racism. Brown currently teaches English at Loyola High School in Los Angeles.

  • Emily Raboteau’s nonfiction work Searching for Zion was named a best book of 2013 by the Huffington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle, and was a finalist for the Hurston Wright Legacy Award, grand prize winner of the New York Book Festival, and a winner of a 2014 American Book Award. She is the author of a novel, The Professor’s Daughter, and her fiction and essays have been published and anthologized in Best American Short Stories, the New York Times, The New Yorker, Tin House, Buzzfeed, LitHub, The Guardian, Guernica, Virginia Quarterly, The Believer, and Salon. Other honors include a Pushcart Prize, the Chicago Tribune’s Nelson Algren Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the Lannan Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony. Raboteau teaches creative writing at City College in New York.

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Tapping the Third Realm

September 22 – December 8, 2013

A co-curated collaboration between Ben Maltz Gallery and the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University the group exhibition Tapping the Third Realm presents the work of thirty-four artists who deal with ideas of spirituality 
Tapping the Third Realm

A co-curated collaboration between Ben Maltz Gallery and the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University the 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 AndersonAnnie Buckley ('03 MFA), Christopher BucklowJohn CageLinda EkstromClodagh EmoeAmanda Yates GarciaCliff GartenCheri GaulkeZach Harris, Philip Havice, Alicia HenryGilah Yelin HirschKyle August LindDavid LloydDane MitchellChristina OndrusNaida OslineSohan QadriRon Regé, Jr.Ross RudelLiza RyanBetye SaarMarie SchoeffKenzi Shiokava ('74 MFA), Linda StarkAndrés Torres-VivesDani TullLinda VallejoAnne Walsh and Chris KubickBryan McGovern WilsonTom WudlRebecca Tull Yates ('13 MFA)


Curricular Connections: Tapping the Third Realm Exhibition

Tapping the Third Realm

September 22 – December 8, 2013

An exhibition spanning two galleries and college campuses exploring the spiritual, metaphysical and alchemical in contemporary art.

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.

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 ExhibitionRuth Ann AndersonAnnie BuckleyChristopher BucklowJohn CageLinda EkstromClodagh EmoeAmanda Yates GarciaCliff GartenCheri GaulkeZach Harris, Philip Havice, Alicia HenryGilah Yelin HirschKyle August LindDavid LloydDane MitchellChristina OndrusNaida OslineSohan QadriRon Regé, Jr.Ross RudelLiza RyanBetye SaarMarie SchoeffKenzi ShiokavaLinda StarkAndrés Torres-VivesDani TullLinda VallejoAnne Walsh and Chris KubickBryan McGovern WilsonTom WudlRebecca Tull Yates

Ruth Ann Anderson
ArtScene Article
http://www.artscenecal.com/archive/555-qthickening-the-plotq

Annie Buckley
Essay by Phung Huynh
http://www.anniebuckley.com/compressedImages/publications/RAFFMA_Annie-Buckley-gallery-handout.pdf

Christopher Bucklow
Digital Camera Magazine Interview
http://lightresearch.net/interviews/bucklow.html

John Cage
Los Angeles Times Article
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/culture/la-et-cm-john-cage,0,3501401.htmlstory
John Cage – Water Walk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSulycqZH-U
John Cage playing amplified cacti and plant materials with a feather
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbgr74yNM7M

Linda Ekstrom
The Altered Bibles of Linda Ekstrom
http://blog.seattlepi.com/bookpatrol/2012/03/30/the-altered-bibles-of-linda-ekstrom/

Clodagh Emoe
Portrait of Space
http://portraitofspace.wordpress.com/participants/clodagh-emoe/
Metaphysical Longings IV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mk_RYscjtQ

Amanda Yates Garcia
Another Righteous Transfer – Blog – February 1, 2013
http://anotherrighteoustransfer.wordpress.com/2013/02/06/native-strategies-3-rituals-and-congregations-part-1-invocations-human-resources-chinatown-february-1-2013/

Cliff Garten
Cliff Garten Public Art
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0jbaOA4OiY

Cheri Gaulke
Excerpt of Gloria Orenstein's class at USC 's Multimedia Across the College Program entitled Women in Art and Literature
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKuepEmTo0I

Zach Harris
Artforum Article
http://www.zachfeuer.com/wp-content/uploads/ZH_ArtForum_0613.pdf

Philip Havice
MOMENTS: Poetic Reflections, a book by Philip S. Havice on Blurb
http://www.blurb.com/books/2887574-moments

Alicia Henry
MyDayWith, a project by photographer Mark Tucker
http://mydaywith.com/2011/04/13/aliciahenry/
Intimacy and Peace at Music City Center
http://qr.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com/art/intimacy-and-peace

Gilah Yelin Hirsch
Cosmography Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vXumjlkA49M
Otis Presents Pioneers of the Feminist Art Movement
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnn9AXeccJA

Kyle August Lind
Interview - Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZPxZAYakGk
Interview - Part 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNZjq0xog80#t=13

David Lloyd
LA Weekly Article
http://blogs.laweekly.com/arts/2013/06/david_lloyd_km_gallery.php

Dane Mitchell
Pop-Up Talk from Liverpool Biennial
http://vimeo.com/47790740

Christina Ondrus
Receptive Visualizer for Seeing With the Mind’s Eye
http://vimeo.com/6921712
KNOWLEDGES at Mount Wilson Observatory
http://theknowledges.org/artists.html

Naida Osline
Inland Empire Weekly Article
http://www.naidaosline.com/Press/inlandempire.pdf
Riverside Art Museum
http://www.riversideartmuseum.org/exhibitions-archive/naida-osline-photosynthetic-portraits/

Sohan Qadri
The SEER: Sohan Qadri short documentary
http://vimeo.com/13543077
Report on artist Sohan Qadri's show, The Still Centre
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgCAgiIxzsI

Ron Regé, Jr.
Cartoonist Ron Regé, Jr. talks to Gazeta Comics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dV_aC5KpN8

Ross Rudel
Jack Shainman Gallery
http://www.jackshainman.com/exhibition80.html
The Dakota Day
http://www.dakotaday.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=39:native-son-ross-rudel-green-man-resurrection-exhibit-opens-new-era-for-dahl-fine-arts-center&catid=11:artist-profiles&Itemid=19

Liza Ryan
Kayne Griffin Corcoran presents Liza Ryan
http://vimeo.com/47113605

Betye Saar
Netropolitan Artsconversations – Interview with Betye Saar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhq9o0KEsr4

Marie Schoeff
Santa Barbara Independent Article
http://www.independent.com/news/2012/jan/18/marie-schoeff-traces-jane-deering-gallery/

Kenzi Shiokava
Stremmel Gallery
http://www.stremmelgallery.com/artists/kenzi-shiokava/

Linda Stark
Los Angeles Times Review
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2011/11/art-review-linda-stark-adorned-paintings-and-more-at-angles-gallery.html

Andrés Torres-Vives
Book of the Border Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/user/andrestorresvives

Dani Tull
“Levitational 4”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8luhrNRtno
The Archaic Revival at Las Cienegas Projects
http://lascienegasprojects.wordpress.com/2011/01/22/the-archaic-revival-curated-by-dani-tull/

Linda Vallejo Linda Vallejo on Dia De Los Muertos
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0bTDHGDnaQ
Latinopia Art, Linda Vallejo by Barrio Dog Productions Inc.
http://latinopia.com/latino-art/latinopia-art-linda-vallejo/

Anne Walsh and Chris Kubick
Room Tone, 2007
http://vimeo.com/26915373
Chris Kubick + Anne Walsh at UTSA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVrqNZY8seU

Bryan McGovern Wilson
Cumbrian Alchemy: Certum est quia impossibile est*
http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/CreativeArts/Research/CLEAR/CumbrianAlchemy.aspx

Tom Wudl
LA Louver
http://www.lalouver.com/html/gallery-history-images/press-releases/Wudl-ReflectionsofFlowerbank-PR-2013v2.pdf
Video
http://www.lalouver.com/html/exhibition.cfm?tExhibition_id=902

 

Rebecca Tull Yates
Los Angeles Magazine
http://www.lamag.com/citythink/askchris/2013/04/15/slideshow-otis-mfa-open-studios