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  • Public-Library is a cross-disciplinary design studio in Los Angeles. They construct identities, concepts and experiences for brands through the practice of reduction using fundamental typographic theory and experimentation with space and form.

    Ramón Coronado and Marshall Rake met as design students at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. After studying, working, and exhibiting independently for many years—both stateside and internationally—their design philosophy and approach brought them back together as Public-Library in 2011.

  • Sandra Lim

    Mar 29| Lectures
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    Sandra Lim is the author of two collections of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque and The Wilderness, winner of the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, selected by Louise Glück. Her work is also included in the anthologies Gurlesque, The Racial Imaginary, and Among Margins: An Anthology on Aesthetics. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute.

  • Intern Recruitment Day

    Mar 30| Special Event
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    Continental breakfast will be from 8:00 – 8:45, interviews will take place from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Otis welcomes companies that are recruiting for Summer internships in the following areas: Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, Digital Media, Communications Arts, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Product Design, Toy Design.
  • A quintessentially Los Angeles artist, Larry Johnson has worked for over 4 decades investigating the inherent contradictions between the shiny surfaces and underlying cynical logics of American culture. His works reference the languages of animation (especially the fantasy worlds of Walt Disney), graphic and commercial design, and advertising.

  • A limited number of tickets are available to FUN HOME, an emotionally charged and poignant family drama, inspired by the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel, in which she explores her coming out and the suicide of her domineering father Bruce. Sign up in the Office of Student Activities located in the Student Life Center Room 150E.

  • Edgar Arceneaux was born in Los Angeles in 1972. He investigates historical patterns through drawings, installations, and multimedia events, such as the reenactment of Ben Vereen’s tragically misunderstood blackface performance at Ronald Reagan’s 1981 Inaugural Gala.

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Meshki: Royal Black, Potato Sacks, i.e., Meaniningmization

Exhibition: March 16th, 2017 — March 30th, 2017

 

Opening Reception: March 16th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Closing Reception: March 30th, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9:00pm

BOLSKY GALLERY, Otis College of Art and Design
Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Thurs 10am–9pm, Sat–Sun 12pm–4pm
310.846.2614


What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare

Meaning, definition, sense, explanation, denotation, connotation, interpretation, nuance.

I would like to emphasize nuance for 2 seconds. My grandpa was born on August 19, 1921. A little more than a year after he was born, the Soviet Union was formed. I was born right after the Iranian Revolution. A subtle difference for it really sounds prettier for the animal that therefore I am. He went through World War 11, received the best education and after years of diplomatic service, he was still playing with things he could excavate from the trash. And I survived the Iran-Iraq war. I would like to start naked in the first place, please don’t get me so wrong: by the word name i am not interested in nudity. My grandpa was a dumpster diver at hear. Today I’m so weak, so in pain, bleeding, almost invisible for I was called a woman by Khodah (Allah), who plans to speak endlessly. He was the person who introduced me to the idea of looking beyond what things might be, and the meaning they can bring to the table. 

Walter Benjamin does not believe in true translation; nether do I therefore I say it in Farsi: <<Parvaz ra be khater be spar parandeh mordanist>> or << Remember the fly for the bird is mortal>> by Forough Farokhzad (translated by Shirin Bolourchi). Meshki in Farsi means Royal Black, whereas in Russian it means Potato Sacks.

Yesterday. I do not believe in yesterday anymore. 

Tomorrow. I do not believe in tomorrow anymore. 

 

Shirin Bolourchi and Alex Kay have worked together as Meshki Collective since 2016. Through research, video, sculpture, photography, wall pairing, and various objects they are creating environments that submerge viewers in a flood of experiences, which addresses critical thinking. Their works talk through the paradoxes of migration, identity, philosophy and politics.

 

​More information: here.

 

March 2017
16
Exhibition
GFA Exhibition: Shirin Bolourchi and Alex Kay
6:30PM - 9:00PM Bolsky Gallery
Sponsored by
Graduate Fine Arts
March 2017
16
2017-03-16 18:30 2017-03-16 21:00
Exhibition
GFA Exhibition: Shirin Bolourchi and Alex Kay
6:30PM - 9:00PM | Bolsky Gallery
9045 Lincoln Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045