• 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 September 2012

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September 2012

Compiled by Annetta Kapon
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Grad Faculty ANNETTA KAPON is in a three-person exhibition Housework: Cultures of Domesticity (Ezcurra, Kapon, Kumao) at Reynolds Gallery, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA from Oct 27 to Nov. 27, 2012. Curated by Molly Hankwitz.

Alums EDITH BEAUCAGE ’10 (Bidibidiba) and WHITNEY STOLICH ‘04 (Traces of Spaces) will have concurrent one-person exhibitions at CB1 Gallery from October 13 to November 11, 2012.

Alums ULYSSES JENKINS ‘79, ZEAL HARRIS and RAKSHA PAREKH have work in the group exhibition Baila Con Duende at the Watts Towers Arts Center from September 9 to January 6, 2-13. Curated by GPP Grad LILI BERNARD.

Alum ALEXANDER KROLL ‘08 has a one-person exhibition Blue or Both at James Harris Gallery in Seattle Washington September 6-29, 2012.

Alum JACOB MELCHI ‘03 showed new paintings at George Lawson Gallery from September 5 – October 6, 2012.

Alum ANA RODRIGUEZ ‘09 is participating in the 5-person group exhibition Abject Deco curated by Walpa D’Mark at Zask Galllery in Palos Verdes from September 22 to October 20, 2012.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ‘07 is in the group exhibition “Neo-Americana” at the Pacific Design Center’s Hudson/Link during its Art Loves Design Event, curated by Nick Lisica and Seven Wolkopp from September 19 to October 26, 2012.

Grad Fine Arts Faculty JUDIE BAMBER, ANNETTA KAPON, RENEE PETROPOULOS and alums MICHELLE CHONG ‘06, PATRICK HILL ‘00, JOE SOLA ‘99, JEFFREY VALLANCE ‘81, BRUCE YONEMOTO ‘79 took part in Fix it Up too at Blum and Poe Gallery on Saturday, Sept. 15th 2012.

Alum MARY YOUNAKOF ‘06 has a new video installation at the Pacific Design Center in space B233, on the second floor of the Blue Building in conjunction with Pacific Design Center’s Design Loves Art programming. This show will run from Wednesday, September 19, 2012 through October 31, 2012.

Elephant Art Space in Los Angeles is pleased to present Magic Johnson Smile, a solo exhibition of new works by alum JESSE BENSON ‘03 from October 5th-26th, 2012.

Alums MATT MACFARLAND ‘03 and MICHELLE CHONG ‘06 showed their work at the Torrance Art Museum The Subterraneans / XYZ: The Geometric Impulse in Abstract Art Sept 22 to November 3rd 2012.

Grad JESSICA MINCKLEY had an exhibition: ATLAS at the online Light and Wire Gallery from SEPTEMBER 21–OCTOBER 20, 2012.

Alum SAM WATTERS ‘02 is the author of Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935, Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston. He delivered a lecture on his book at LACMA’S Bing Theater on September 19, 2012.

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