• Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton



Bauhaus Dances, 1986 presented by Debra McCall
Sunday, February 7, 4pm, Otis Forum, Free
Performing the Grid artist Debra McCall screens the 1986 film of her reconstructions of Oskar Schlemmer's 1920s Bauhaus Dances in their entirety and describes her process of rediscovering the original notes and sketches, visiting the Bauhaus in East Germany and reconstructing the pieces with the help of Ise Gropius and Andreas Weininger, the last remaining performer from the original Bauhaus Stage Workshop. Hailed by the New York Times as a “tour de force” of research and performance and as “prophetic,” the dances premiered at The Kitchen in New York in 1982 and The Solomon R Guggenheim Museum in conjunction with a Kandinsky exhibition in 1984. After sold-out tours of the US, Europe and Japan, McCall's reconstructions returned to the original Dessau Bauhaus in 1994, presenting the dances on that stage for the first time in sixty-five years. For more info about the Bauhaus Dances:

February 2016
Bauhaus Dances Presented by Debra McCall
4:00PM Otis Forum
Open to the Public
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Ben Maltz Gallery
February 2016
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Bauhaus Dances Presented by Debra McCall
4:00PM 2016-02-07 16:00 | Otis Forum
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
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