• 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. 


Newsletter April 2013

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter April 2013

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Grad professor RENEE PETROPOULOS and alum SAM WATTERS '02 were part of Freeway Studies #1: this side of the 405 April 13 to June 1 in the Ben Maltz Gallery.

Grad REGINA HEROD THOMPSON had her MFA Thesis exhibition Conditions: Seven at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from April 8-14, 2013.

Grad Fine Art Chair ROY DOWELL is showing his work in the group exhibition LOCAL FISH at Ernie Wolfe Gallery from April 13 to May 13, 2013.

The Grad Fine Arts and Public Practice Open Studios event took place on Sunday April 14.

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

Grad Fine Arts acting chair ANNETTA KAPON'S video The Line Between Beverly Hills and Los Angeles 2013 was shown on all LA Metro buses with Video screens on Friday, May 3, 2013. The project, called Out The Window, is organized by LA Freewaves.

Grad RHEE, HYUNG MIN, had her MFA thesis exhibition English Is Second Language at the Helen Bolsky gallery from April 22-27, 2013, with performances daily at 12:30 and 19:00.

Grad ANDREAS GUREWICH had his MFA thesis show at the Helen Bolsky Gallery from April 15 to 21, 2013.

Grad SHIVA ALIABADI showed her project Dialogues in the temporarily itinerant Proxy Gallery from April 1-30, 2013.

Grad Associate professor JUDIE BAMBER was included in two books: Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing, Phaidon Press, forthcoming in 2013, And Lord, Catherine and Meyer, Richard. Art and Queer Culture, Themes and Movements Series, (London: Phaidon Press, 2013); (reproduction)

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