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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.



OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery and LMU’s Laband Art Gallery, 12pm–4pm

12-4: Amanda Yates Garcia is the City Oracle ready to answer your questions (at LMU)
12:30: Guru Rugu hosts the experimental meditation center of los angeles for a closing ceremony of group realm-tapping (at OTIS)
2:00: Annie Buckley offers a brief history and readings from her new project "The People’s Tarot" (at OTIS)

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
Tapping the Third Realm: Closing Reception
12:00PM - 4:00PM Ben Maltz Gallery; Laband Gallery
Open to the Public
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2013-12-08 12:00 2013-12-08 16:00
Special Event
Tapping the Third Realm: Closing Reception
12:00PM - 4:00PM | Ben Maltz Gallery; Laband Gallery
Otis and LMU
Open to the Public
Free Icon