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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.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • Opening Reception for Ralph Bacerra: Exquisite Beauty

  • 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 January and February 2008

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter January — February 2008

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

 

 

In January 2008 Graduate Fine Arts inaugurated the HOLE-IN-THE-WALL GALLERY located in the El Segundo Campus and directed by graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON. The first exhibition features the work of Otis senior FLORA KAO, titled "Lines of Desire." The exhibition ran from January 14 to February 29, 2008.

Grad faculty JOHN KNIGHT had a three-person exhibition "je préférerais ne pas…" curated by Michèle Lachowsky & Joël Benzakin at Xavier Hufkens Gallery in Brussels, Belgium from 17 January – 23 February 2008. http://www.xavierhuflens.com   KNIGHT also has a solo exhibition called COLD CUTS curated by Michèle Lachowsky & Joël Benzakin at Espai d' art contemporani de Castello, in Spain from January 25 to April 27, 2008.

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums JACOB MELCHI'03 and JEFFREY VALLANCE '81 were included in LA- A Select Survey of Art from Los Angeles, curated by Cathy Stone and David E. Stone at The Center for Contemporary Art, Sacramento from January 10 through February 24, 2008.http://www.ccasac.org

Alum ERIC MEDINE '06 gave a lecture on game controller hacking and did video mixing at the MG fest in Chicago from January 15-January 21, 2008.

Alum MATT MACFARLAND '03 had a one-person show called "Die, My Dear? Why that's the last thing I'll do!" at Sea and Space Explorations in Los Angeles from January 12 -Febuary 2, 2008. http://www.seaandspace.org

Alum KATHRIN BURMESTER '07 was included in the group show People at Jim Kempner Fine Art in New York from January 17 to February 23, 2008.

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS was in SOME PAINTINGS: THE 2007 LA WEEKLY ANNUAL BIENNIAL curated by Doug Harvey at Track 16 Gallery from January 12, 2008 - February 16, 2008. Two articles including CAROOMPAS'S work in "Some Paintings" have appeared in LA Weekly, January 11-17th, and January 18-24th editions.  CAROOMPAS also appeared in the January Issue of Artillery Magazine's "Roll Call." 

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS participated in the group show "Apocalypse Yesterday" curated by David Pagel from January 22 - February 22, 2008 at Claremont Graduate School Art Gallery.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 was in "The Future of Nations: Patriot Acts" curated by Linda Pollack from January 24 to March 28, 2008 at 18th Street Arts Center in Santa Monica. A detail of her most recent painting, "Devil's Rejects", was featured in the LA Times Calendar (The Guide)on January 24th, 2008.http://www.latimes.com/.../la-gd-art24jan24,1,4107244.story?

Alum TAMI DEMAREE '03 has a solo exhibition titled Half an Inch of Water and I Think I’m Gonna Drown at Steven Wolf Gallery in San Francisco from February 7 - March 15, 2008.

Alum ROB FAUCETTE '05 wrote, voiced, and produced 'Ghost Train', which aired on Tuesday, January 29th 2008 on The Amy Radio Show, broadcast from Vienna, Austria in conjunction with Image and the City on 94.0 FM and also available on the web.  With alum TERRA KURODA '06 he wrote, performed and produced the show entitled "The Future is Over" which is found on his website at Robfaucette.com. and http://o94.at/live/

Alum VALERIE TYMOCZKO '04 installed two temporary public sculptures called "Proposition to Fly" at Santa Monica Airport Park. The exhibition will be up for 6 months.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '01 has a one-person show called elsewhere / ailleurs at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff in Paris, France from February 8 to March 29, 2008. www.ewgalerie.com.

Alum CHRIS ROWLAND '00 is showing his work at Paulina Miller Gallery in Arizona from February 1st to March 21st 2008.

Grad CHIP MCDANIEL is in the group exhibition "Monotypes: Art Under Pressure" at USC Hillel Art Gallery from February 10 to March 7, 2008.

Alum ED GOMEZ is showing his work in AMERICANista from March 1 - 30, 2008 at LA Artcore Brewery Annex.

Graduate faculty ANNETTA KAPON will show her video work in "Digital Media" taking place in Valencia, Spain  between April 17  and May 18 2008. http://www.lasalanaranja.com/digitalmedia/

Grads MELISSA HERRINGTON, ALEX KROLL AND BARRY OSBOURN had their MFA solo shows in the Bolsky Gallery in January and February.

The STATION Collective (comprised of Alums MICHELLE ANDRADE '07, LORENZO HURTADO-SEGOVIA '07, ADAM MARS '07, TUCKER NEEL '07, and JOHN WESTON '07) will have an exhibition at EL NOPAL PRESS (109 W 5th St. Los Angeles, CA 90013) from March 13th through April 13th 2008. Opening Reception Thursday March 13th, 5-9pm. In conjunction with the exhibit, Station is also publishing a portfolio comprised of one work by each of the five artists, in an edition of 25.