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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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Food – Water – Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta

August 16 – December 6, 2014
Conversation and Reception will be held Saturday, October 25, 3-6pm

A comprehensive exhibition of the sculptures, drawings, installations and videos by Paris-based, wife-husband duo, Lucy+Jorge Orta, whose works collectively explore major concerns that define the 21st century: biodiversity, environmental conditions, climate change and exchange among cultures. Their models, machines, and contraptions for survival suggest ways to purify, prepare and transport food and water, or launch a world-wide humanitarian effort. Featuring pieces from their major bodies of work having to do with Food, Water, and Life. This show is the first major traveling exhibition in the U.S. of the Ortas' work, and Ben Maltz Gallery its only West Coast venue. 


British-born Lucy and Argentine-born Jorge, both with individual art practices, have been working in partnership since 2005 as Lucy + Jorge Orta, creating, producing, and assembling their artworks and large installations together with a team of artists, designers, architects, and craftsmen.  They stage on-location workshops, ephemeral interventions, residencies and master classes which explore the crucial themes of the contemporary world: the community, autonomy, dwelling, migration, sustainable development, and recycling. 

www.studio-orta.com

August 16
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December 06
Exhibition
Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
Open to the Public
Sponsored by
OTIS Board of Governors
August 16 -
December 06
2014-08-16 00:00 2014-12-06 00:00
Exhibition
Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
Open to the Public