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  • A temporary gallery store featuring alumni artists and designers, curated by Robert Apodaca, Owner, Fifth Floor Gallery.

     

    Reception for Alumni and Friends of Otis
    July 25, 3-5pm
    RSVP Required

  • Trials and Troubles

    Jul 25| Special Event
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    Rachel Kushner, Benjamin Weissman, Tom Brosseau; Marcel Dzama, Welcome to the Land of the Bat, 2008 (detail)

    Saturday July 25, 7pm, Free
    Trials and Troubles: A Night of Songs and Stories with Tom Brosseau, Rachel Kushner, and Benjamin Weissman

  • 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.

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Carole Caroompas: 2012-13 Faculty Development Grant Report


Excerpt:

I requested a new computer and printer, books, photos, and scripts to collect and develop imagery for my new painting project titled Hallucinatory Logic in the Sahara Desert. These paintings will be exhibited at Western Project Gallery upon completion.

This new project started in Jan. 2012 when I was on sabbatical for Spring semester. My paintings require a tremendous amount of research, reading, writing, gathering of images and text from books, photos, the web and Youtube videos. My process in the studio started with Paul Bowles novel The Sheltering Sky and Bertolluci's film under the same title and T.E. Lawrence's memoir 7 Pillars of Wisdom, A Triumph and David Lean's film Lawrence of Arabia. This was the base of the project titled Hallucinatory Logic in the Sahara Desert where I would expand upon my interest in high culture in collision with popular culture.

--Carole Caroompas
Fine Arts

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