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  • 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.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Newsletter February and March 2006

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter February — March 2006

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
See also the current newsletter and the newsletter archive.

 

 

Grad MARY YOUNAKOF is in a two-person show called Hi Res/Lo Res at Newspace Gallery in Los Angeles from February 14 to March 25, 2006. YOUNAKOF also received two reviews with photos in German publications for her January show “QUO VADIS?”  at the gallery ART AFFAIRS in Amsterdam. Die Kunst Magazine (German Press), February 23, 2006, Who would have thought that? and Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2006, Feeling engulfed? It must be love.

 

Beginning February 9th, 2006, Niche LA & Lounge 441 present "Digital World: L.A.," a diverse exhibit of art and videos from 20 emerging Los Angeles digital artists, including alums TARA KOZUBACK, HELEN CAHNG, WENDY GIVEN, ERIKA SUDERBURG, JACOB MELCHI, CALVIN PHELPS. “Digital World: L.A.” is curated by Los Angles based artist S.E. Barnet.

 

Alum LAURA DAROCA has an on-line interview with fellow alum OTINO CORSANO regarding DAROCA’S video that will be showing at the Otis show at Barnsdall in March. http://artpost.info/.../detail.asp?

 

Fireplace Gallery in Reno, Nevada has invited graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON, grads MICHELLE CHONG, CHIP MCDANIEL and DREW DUNLAP to participate in Us, Our Friends, and People Who’ve Done Us Favors from March 11-April 2, 2006 http://www.fireplace-gallery.com

 

France Seen by Nine Young American Artists is a show featuring work inspired by Alsace, Brittany  and Provence. at M B Fine Art at 612 North Almont Drive from February 23–March 1, 2006. There was a reception and silect auction Wednesday, February 22, 2006 . The show included the work of graduate JENNIFER LANSKI and alumna MARYANNE MATSON.

 

Graduate faculty JUDIE BAMBER has a solo show titled Are You My Mother and Seascapes at Angles Gallery February 25-April 1 2006.

 

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND  is in a group show at Art Detour, in Phoenix, AZ from March 3 to March 31, 2006.

 

SYMMETRY, a show at the MAK center co-curated by alum NIZAN SHAKED and including the work of alums SAM WATTERS and PATRICK HILL was reviewed by Cindy Chang in the LA Times on February 16, 2006. The show runs January 26 – May 7, 2006.

 

Rethinking Nordic Colonialism
: A Postcolonial Exhibition Project in Five Acts, will take place between March 24 and November 25, 2006 in  Reykjavik, Iceland, Nuuk, Greenland, Tórshavn, The Faroe Islands
,  Rovaniemi, Sápmi/Finland, and Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo & Stockholm.

It is curated by Kuratorisk Aktion (Frederikke Hansen & alumna TONE OLAF NIELSEN) for
NIFCA, Nordic Institute for Contemporary Arthamayun@hamayun.cc, http://www.nifca.org/,http://www.rethinking-nordic-colonialism.org/

 

Alum ALEX DONIS’S work  will be featured at the Santa Monica Airport:

Leaving Aztlán (redux)
from

Feb 25 - April 8

 at Santa Monica Art Studios
Arena One
3026 Airport Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90405.

 

Alum LARRY SPANBOCK showed his recent works in a solo show called The Politics of Transformation The San Bernardino Valley College from February 21st to March 3, 2006.

 

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND is in a three person show at Paulina Miller Gallery in Phoenix, AZ from March 3 to March 30, 2006.

 

Young Americans is a one-night event of duration, humor, and humility. March 18th 7-10pm. It includes alums ED GOMEZ and MATT MACFARLAND 1711 N Spring St. Organized by 10lb Ape in collaboration with White Puppet Productions.

 

The Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe, Arizona presents a mid career retrospective of alum LAWRENCE GIPE titled 3 FIVE-YEAR PLANS: 1990-2005 from March 11 - June 10, 2006.

 

Delusionarium 3 is organized by alum JESSE BENSON and includes alums ANDREW ARMSTRONG, STEVEN BANKHEAD, ERIC ALLAN BENE, JESSE BENSON, ED GOMEZ, TAMI DEMAREE, LUIS HERNANDEZ, MATT MACFARLAND, JACOB MELCHI, TOM NORRIS, NICOLE QUAID, JOE SOLA, JOHAN THURFJELL and SAM WATTERS. The show will be at CSUF grand Central Art Center In Santa Ana from April 1 to May 21 2006. A catalog will be released on May 6 that will include documentation of all 3 Delusionarium shows, with texts by Jesse Benson, Kenny Berger and alum JEFFREY VALLANCE.

 

Alum ROB FAUCETTE performed the Heartsink Sounds of Amy Radio as a part of: "Love After the Cold War in an Open House of a (Re) Constructed Babylon by a Popular Mechanic" on Friday, March 10, 7 pm - 10 pm At the MAK Center Artists and Architects in Residence & Guests Final Projects Exhibition Located at the Mackey Apartments, 1137 S. Cochran Avenue, L.A.

 

“Telling” is a group exhibition at the Torrance Art Museum from March 24 to May 19, 2006. It includes the work of alums JACOB MELCHI and NICOLE QUAID.

 

“Release” a group show that includes the work of alums JESSE BENSON, ROB FAUCETTE, MATT MACFARLAND, KAREN NAKASHIMA, AND LUIS HERNANDEZ, will be a G.O.C.A, a self-contained exhibition space inside a carry-on suitcase, which is a project of alum ED GOMEZ. At Slanguage, 930 N. Hill Street, LA, CA 90012. March 25 to April 15, 2006.

 

Alum STEVE RODEN is included in the group exhibition (keep feeling) FASCINATION at the Luckman Gallery at Cal State LA from March 18 to May 6, 2006.

 

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS is in the show “National Psyche: The Exhibition” at THE LAB  in San Francisco from February 24 to March 12, 2006.

 

A survey exhibition of the work of Graduate Fine Arts Chair ROY DOWELL includes forty paintings, collage and works on paper dating from 1981 to 2005 at Margo Leavin Gallery in West Hollywood. From March 18 to April 15. Illustrated catalogue with essay by Christopher Miles.