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Upcoming Exhibitions

September 23 - December 4, 2016
Polly Apfelbaum: Face Geometries and Naked Eyes
Color is the key element in New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s (b. 1955) work, both visually and structurally. For Face Geometries and Naked Eyes, Apfelbaum will design a new site-specific carpet installation, and will work with artisan weavers in Oaxaca, Mexico to produce four 13 x 25 foot large rugs. The design is inspired by a 700 square foot mosaic Apfelbaum encountered in Otranto, Italy that explores creation mythologies; as well as LA’s rich history in New Age spirituality, and Alejandro Jodorowsky’s film Holy Mountain. In addition to the new floor pieces, the exhibition will also include ceramic and wooden face sculptures produced between 1987-2016 – many of which have never before been exhibited. Visitors will be invited to take their shoes off and spend time in the installation. This will be Apfelbaum’s first solo institutional show in Los Angeles over her almost 30 year career. Artist's website http://www.pollyapfelbaum.com/The gallery is closed for the summer while the campus reorganizes to inhabit new buildings. The gallery will remain in the same location, and reopen in September 2016.

Polly Apfelbaum

January 2017 | Anna Craycroft
Multidisciplinary artist Anna Craycroft will organize programming in the Ben Maltz Gallery. Mining fields like education, cinema, psychology, literature and art history, Craycroft examines cultural models for fostering individuality. Through drawings, paintings, videos, sculptures, furniture, installations, books, workshops, and curatorial projects, she works thematically on a single thesis over a series of exhibitions. http://annacraycroft.com/

April 2017 | Suzan Pitt
Mini-retrospective of the LA-based experimental animator and painter Suzan Pitt. Pitt has taught at Cal Arts for about 15 years and is a bit of a hidden gem in LA.




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