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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.


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 43

Sierra Nevada Noir-Photographing the Harvest Moon at Bodie Ghost Town

• Travel Dates: Tuesday, September 17 – Thursday, September 19
• Orientation: Tuesday, September 10
• Follow-up Critique: Tuesday, September 24

Join internationally acclaimed night photographer, Helen K. Garber, as she guides students through the specialized techniques of photographing the isolated abandoned landscape at night. The course begins at Otis for an introductory meeting to prepare students for the shoot. The second and third meetings take place on location in the Sierra Nevada, including a visit at night to the Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, an early morning moon setting above Mount Whitney, and a night shoot at the renowned Bodie Ghost Town. After a preliminary discussion and a tour with a ranger, your instructor will point out the best vantage points, as students watch and evaluate the available light to be ready to shoot their photos. The final meeting returns to Otis for a critique of student work. Also includes screening of film noir classics in workshop locations: High Sierra (Warner Bros., 1941) and Out of the Past (RKO Radio Pictures, 1947). Cost includes tuition, admission fees, night entry to the California State Park, room for two nights, and one meal; transportation not included.

Prerequisite: Students are expected to understand how to use their camera, including ISO, speed, and aperture settings.

First class materials: Note-taking materials. Film cameras are acceptable for the shoot, with t-max 400 or 3200 ISO

For More Information, please call (310) 665-6850

To Register, please call (310) 665-6950

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Course Code: XOAT3001
Meetings: 5
Credit Hours: NC
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