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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.



Alicia Gaspar de Alba reads from her book Calligraphy of the Witch (2012) followed by a conversation with Tapping the Third Realm curators Meg Linton and Carolyn Peter.

LMU William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor, 6:00pm

This event is co-sponsored by LMU’s William H. Hannon Library, Laband Art Gallery, Chicana/o Studies, and Chicano Latino Student Services, and Otis Ben Maltz Gallery.

Otis Ben Maltz Gallery

9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hours: Tue–Fri 10–5 / Thu 10–9 / Sat–Sun 12–4 / Closed Mons, and Nov 2–Dec 1
Free Admission and Parking
310.665.6905 / galleryinfo@otis.edu


LMU Laband Art Gallery

1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Hours: Wed–Sun 12–4 / Closed Mon–Tue, Nov 27–Dec 1
Free Admission & Parking on Weekends
310.338.2880 / carolyn.peter@lmu.edu

Spaces Between: A Literary Evening with Author Alicia Gaspar de Alba
6:00PM LMU William H. Hannon Library
Open to the Public
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Spaces Between: A Literary Evening with Author Alicia Gaspar de Alba
6:00PM 2013-10-16 18:00 | LMU William H. Hannon Library
Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Open to the Public
Free Icon