• 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. 


MAY 2013


Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Alum MATT CARTER '10 showed his work in Séance, a group show curated by Mario Vasquez at Coagula Curatorial from May 18th to June 15th, 2013.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON is showing her installation *Not Actual Size at the PROXY Gallery in Culver City from May 1 to May 31.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '03 has a one person exhibition Drop The Thought at LSD Galerie in Berlin, Germany from May 24 to June 21, 2013. Dehnel is also in the group exhibition Pounds, Shillings, Pence at LSD Galerie Berlin, from April 26 to May 18, 2013.

Grad Professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and Chair ROY DOWELL are included in the book L.A Rising: SoCal Artists Before 1980, by Lyn Kienholz.

Grad faculty JOHN KNIGHT has an exhibition at Portikus in Frankfurt, Germany, from May 4 to June 30, 2013.

Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON'S video The Line Between Beverly Hills and Los Angeles 2013 was shown on all LA Metro buses on Friday, May 10, 2013. The project, Out The Window, is organized by LA Freewaves.

Grad Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL is included in the group exhibition California Visual Music (Three generations of Abstraction) at the Guggenheim Gallery at Chapman University from May 8 to June 22, 2013.

Grads SHIVA ALIABADI and KATY COWAN participated in Come As You Are at LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) in West Hollywood on May 23, 2013.



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