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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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October 28th - November 15th, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 29th, 6-9pm


"Where all is gold, and steel, and gems, and light" is a quote from Charles Baudelaire's poem, Sonnet XXVIII. Using this quote as a starting point, fine arts students created works inspired by the California City, CA landscape dealing with Baudelaire's ideas of duality and romanticism. The city itself is a failed attempt to become a new Los Angeles in the Mojave Desert, developed by sociology professor, Nat Mendelsohn. Consisting of unoccupied empty suburban lots and abandoned buildings, the uninhabited street plan that was once Mendelsohn's American dream has become an abstract geoglyph. As a group of artists, they were inspired by the urban and natural landscape as well as the phenomenological experience of travelling and exploring together. They approached the land with an eye for not just beauty, but a decadent, romantic quietness that is often overlooked and underappreciated.

The exhibition design is reminiscent of the viewing experience from the inside of the car. By changing the viewing level to correspond to one's eye level while sitting down, the viewer becomes more aware of the gallery space and is asked to spend more time contemplating the work. The space now serves as a container in which the works represents the fragments from the desert landscape.

Where all is gold, and steel, and gems, and light features new works by Ji Sun Kim, Christian Alvarez, Daniel Palacios, Ming Yan Gu, Kevin Colin, Grace Eunchong Lee, Amara Avila, and Tyler Syphers.

The Helen and Abraham Bolsky Gallery
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
 
Gallery Hours:
Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm
Saturday, 12-4 pm
 
Information:
Fine Arts Department:  310-665-6885

 

 

October 28
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November 15
Exhibition
Fine Arts student exhibition
Open to the Public
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October 28 -
November 15
2013-10-28 10:00 2013-11-15 18:00
Exhibition
Fine Arts student exhibition
Open to the Public
Free Icon