• Lecture takes place at 356 S. Mission Rd., co-presented with Ben Maltz Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition Polly Apfelbaum: Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

    New York-based critic and independent curator Bob Nickas presents his musings on one hundred paintings, choosing one from each year from 1915-2015.

  • Bob Nickas

    Oct 31| Lectures

    Bob Nickas is a critic and independent curator based in New York, having organized more than ninety exhibitions since 1984.
    He was Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA in New York between 2004-07, where his exhibitions include: 
    Lee Lozano: Drawn From Life; 
    William Gedney—Christopher Wool: Into the Night; 
    Stephen Shore: American Surfaces; 
    Wolfgang Tillmans: Freedom From The Known. 

  • Looking at the recent works of Sebastian Stumpf one finds an interplay between performance and the recording of performance, between the execution of a physical act and the documentation of it by means of a camera. [He] operates in two distinct realms: in the empty spaces of contemporary art institutions and in urban settings with their preexisting orders. […] An inconspicuous architectural detail suddenly becomes the catalyst for a physical exploit…. The art gallery becomes a space for action.

  • Passionate Voices Expressed in Sound Bearing Plastic: An Evening with Collector Richard Shelton

  • Zackary Drucker is an independent artist, cultural producer, and trans woman who breaks down the way we think about gender, sexuality, and seeing. She has performed and exhibited her work internationally in museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA, among others. Drucker is an Emmy-nominated Producer for the docu-series This Is Me, as well as a Producer on Golden Globe and Emmy-winning Transparent.

  • Austin Young is from Reno, Nevada and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. The foundation of his career is from studying at Parsons in Paris. Early in his career, Austin transferred his interests from traditional portrait painting towards a long celebrated career in portrait photography. In many ways, Austin is more accurately described as an image-maker: his projects illustrate the sublime qualities of character that make celebrated people unique.

  • McFetridge is a artist based in Los Angeles California. Born in Canada, he was schooled at the Alberta College of Art and the California Institute of the Arts. He has exhibited his work in Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, London, the Netherlands and Japan. Instinctively ignoring creative boundaries McFetridge is a truely multidisciplinary artist, ‘an all round visual auteur’. From poetry to animation, from graphics to 3D work, from textile and wallpaper to paintings, McFetridge has complete control over these widely divergent disciplines. 


Greg Kochanowski


Masters of Architecture, Summa Cum Laude (1999), University of California, Los Angeles; Bachelors of Science in Architecture, Summa Cum Laude (1993), Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; Urban Studies Program (1992), Rice University, Houston, TX; Bachelors of Science in Structural Engineering, Magna Cum Laude (1989); Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA


Principal, Rios Clementi Hale Studios. Previously Senior Project Architect at Hodgetts + Fung Design; Senior Associate and Lead Designer, Roger Sherman Architecture and Urban Design (rsaud). Awards include Young Architects Forum Award, the Architectural League of New York; Merit Award and Honor Awards, AIA/LA.

  • best building under construction: southern california business council (2014)
    american architecture award (2014)
    cultural award (2014)
    project of the year (2013)
    rose award (2013)
  • great places in america: public spaces (2013)
    public open space award (2013)
    community impact award (2013)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2013) project: southwest school of art, san antonio, tx (senior designer, rios clementi hale studios)
    asla southern california chapter (2012)
    aia los angeles design awards (2012)
    aia san fernando valley chapter (2012)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2011)
    aia los angeles design award (2010)
    aia los angeles next la award (2010)
    the urban land institute / la (2009)
    aia california council (2009)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2007)
    aia los angeles next la awards (2007)
    aia home of the year (2006)
    young architects forum award ‘situating’ (2005)
    aia los angeles design awards (2004)
    american society of landscape architects (2003)
    aia los angeles / next la (2002)
    boston society of architects (2000)
    aia henry adams gold medal (1999)
    thesis prize (1999)
    aia foundation scholarship (1998)
    leon hoffman prize (1998)
    full unrestricted scholorship to the m.arch program (1997)
    boston society of architects (1996)
    boston society of architects (1996)
    highest ranking graduate of architecture department (1993)
  • Merit Award and Honor Awards, AIA/LA.
  • fast-forward urbanism (2011), princeton architectural press, dana cuff and roger sherman, editors, project: duck and cover multi-use development
  • open city: designing coexistence (2009), netherland architecture institute (nai), project: duck and cover multi-use development
  • ‘large parks’ (2007), princeton architectural press, julia czerniak and george hargreaves, editors., project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • l.a. architect (January/February issue 2007), project: flex-deck-spec house, glousteshire, uk
  • architect magazine (2006), project: 3-in-1 house, santa monica, ca (project architect rsaud) 
  • ‘situating, young architects forum_7’ – (2006), princeton architectural press, assorted works
  • architect’s newspaper – (2005), young architects award
  • l.a. architect (january/february issue 2003), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • lotus navigator (2003), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • competitions magazine (fall 2002), project: railyard park, santa fe, nm (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • praxis, issue no. 4 (2002), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • lotus navigator (2002), project: re.park, fresh kills landfill, staten island, ny (lead designer w/ rsaud)
  • (de)form, woodbury school of architecture (2002), article: ‘ecstatic project(ion)s’
  • architecture (april 1999), “on the boards”: millennium bridge, denver, co (project architect w/ architecture denver)
  • faultlines, ucla department of architecture + urban design (1999), article: ‘stalking streep’
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