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  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring John Houck, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Jesse Benson (b. 1978) is an artist based in Los Angeles. Benson's complex practice is driven by the perversion of roles and representation that characterize his generational moment. In obsessively "skillful" objects like the Bureau Paintings, Catalog Page Paintings, Future Sculptures, and Repaintings, Benson constantly questions the authenticity of the document, the function of style, and the value of both art and artist. Benson is equally committed to a curatorial/organizational practice that openly overlaps and inspires his object production.

  • The Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design is pleased to announce a lecture by Nick SeierupPrincipal | Design Director of Perkins+Will, Los Angeles, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.


  • Marisa Silver is the author most recently of the New York Times bestselling novel Mary Coin. Her other books include the novels No Direction Home and The God of War (a finalist for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize), as well as two story collections, Babe in Paradise and Alone with You. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker and been included in many anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Silver lives in Los Angeles.

  • Jesse Lerner is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles.  His short films Natives (1991, with Scott Sterling), T.S.H. (2004) and Magnavoz (2006) and the feature-length experimental documentaries Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995, with Rubén Ortiz-Torres), Ruins (1999) The American Egypt (2001), Atomic Sublime (2010) and The Absent Stone (2013, with Sandra Rozental) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the United States, Latin America and Japan.

  • Otis faculty member Dana Berman Duff will present a program of short 16mm and digital films in her "Catalogue" series.

  • Performing the Grid is an exhibition that brings together an intergenerational group of artists and cultural producers that utilize the grid as a performative strategy to examine, challenge and position philosophical, political, social, domestic, corporeal, and mythical perspectives. Rosalind Kraus famously wrote that the grid “functions to declare the modernity of modern art” in her 1979 essay, Grids.



Full Moon Event II: The Atomic Priesthood
Starts at OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery, 4pm–6pm
Join New York based artist Bryan McGovern Wilson on a journey from the Ben Maltz Gallery to the Laband Art Gallery filled with obstacles and devotion led by an Atomic Priest and overseen by the moon. The Atomic Priesthood is an ongoing, multidisciplinary art project that draws from the unique history and conditions of nuclear waste management. This ritual/performance is steeped in ecological stewardship, advocacy, and strategies for deep-time communication.

Program begins at OTIS at 4pm and finishes at LMU by 6pm. Dress for the late afternoon weather and wear walking shoes.


Tapping the Third Realm spans two neighboring galleries in Westchester — Ben Maltz Gallery at OTIS and Laband Art Gallery at LMU. The artwork is different at each location.

Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hours: Tue–Fri 10–5; Thu 10–9; Sat–Sun 12–4
Closed Mon, Nov 27–Dec 1
Free Admission & Parking
Contact: 310.665.6905

Laband Art Gallery
Loyola Marymount University

College of Communication and Fine Arts
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hours: Wed–Sun 12–4
Closed Mon–Tue, Nov 27–Dec 1
Free Admission & Parking on Weekends
Contact:310.338.2880, Carolyn.Peter@lmu.edu

Special Event
Full Moon Event II: The Atomic Priesthood
4:00PM Ben Maltz Gallery
Open to the Public
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2013-11-17 16:00 2013-11-17 16:00
Special Event
Full Moon Event II: The Atomic Priesthood
4:00PM 2013-11-17 16:00 | Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design, 90450 Lincoln Blvd, 90045
Open to the Public
Free Icon