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  • Lucy Orta (b. Sutton Coldfield, UK, 1966) and Jorge Orta (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1953) founded Studio Orta in 1991. Lucy + Jorge Orta’s collaborative practice focuses on the social and ecological factors of environmental sustainability to realise major bodies of work employing drawing, sculpture, installation, object making, couture, painting and silkscreen printing, as well staging workshops, ephemeral interventions and performances.

  • Otis Community Banquet

    Oct 22| Special Event
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    In conjunction with the exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta
    Wednesday, October 22 | Bobrow Green
    11:30am – 12:30pm: Banquet for participating classes
    12:30 – 1:15pm: Open to Otis Community to view class projects created for Banquet, and sample soup and fruit-infused water

  • Graduate Fine Arts, Visiting Artist Lecture Series presents artists Lucy + Jorge Orta.

    Thursday, October 23rd, 10am

    Graduate Studios: 10455 Jefferson Blvd Culver City CA 90230

  • Artists Lucy + Jorge Orta in conversation with the curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of the traveling exhibition Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta. The conversation is followed by a reception. Food - Water - Life / Lucy + Jorge Orta is on view in the Ben Maltz Gallery through December 6, 2014.

  • JP Munro

    Oct 28| Lectures
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    Born 1975, Inglewood, CA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

    chinaartobjects.com/artists/jp-munro/

  • Minor Declaration

    Oct 29| Student Event
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    Highly Recommended for Sophomores

  • Rob Spillman

    Oct 29| Lectures
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    Rob Spillman is Editor and co-founder of Tin House, which has been honored in Best American Stories, Best American Essays, Best American Poetry, O’Henry Prize Stories, the Pushcart Prize Anthology and numerous other anthologies. He is also Executive Editor of Tin House Books and co-founder of the Tin House Literary Festival. His writing has appeared in BookForum, the Boston Review, Connoisseur, Details, GQ, Nerve, the New York Times Book Review, Rolling Stone, Salon, Spin, Sports Illustrated, Time, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and elsewhere.

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Newsletter September and October 2007

Graduate Fine Arts Newsletter September — October 2007

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

 

Alums ADAM MARS,JOHN WESTON,TUCKER NEEL, SOJUNG KWON and KATHRIN BURMESTER '07 all showed their work in Greater LA MFA exhibition at Cal State Long Beach from September 10-20, 2007.

Alum KATHRIN BURMESTER'S '07 piece 'trail, facade, escalator' was included in this year's UCLA Wight Gallery exhibition called "My Buddy', from Sept. 27th. to Oct. 10th. Also participating in this exhibition was grad ALEX KROLL.

Alum ALEX DONIS '94 gave an artist talk on Thurs. Sept. 6th at Cerritos College Art Gallery in the context of his exhibition “Alex Donis Selected Works: 1995 – 2006” Aug. 21 – Sept. 25.

Alum ED GOMEZ '03 participated in the group exhibition LATITUDE at LA Art Core from October 3 –to October 30, 2007.

Grad faculty JOHN KNIGHT was in part one of the group exhibition 30/40 curated by Benjamin H.D. Buchloh at Marian Goodman Gallery in NY from September 10 to October 13, 2007.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '01 had a solo show titled Elsewhere at Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque NM  from September 7 to October 12, 2007.

Alum DANA MONTLACK '95 showed her Recent Works at the Pacific Beach Branch Library in San Diego from July 15 to August 26, 2007.

Grad LINDSEY JACKSON participated in  the exhibition Radical Fashion at Classy Seconds in Carson City from September 13 to October 11, 2007.

Alum JOE SOLA '99 participated in Monster Drawing Rally, a drawing competition with over 75 artists at Women´s Twentieth Century Club of Eagle Rock on Sunday, September 23, 2007, 4-9 pm.

Alum ANDREW ARMSTRONG '02 participated in “Ah - peh - JEE – doh,” curated by alums LUIS G. HERNANDEZ and ED GOMEZ, The Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, August 18-October 10.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 did a performance titled "Thousand Dollar Project #2" in front of San Francisco City Hall on September 21, 2007 in the context of WOMEN ARTISTS IN ACTION. After the opening day, video documentation of the performance was shown on a TV monitor in the gallery.

Alum BILL KLEIMAN '89 and Chris Pate showed their work in State Line at Jail Gallery in Los Angeles from September 25 to October 27, 2007. The exhibition was reviewed in the LA Times on October 12 by Holly Myers. http://www.latimes.com/.../la-et-galleries12oct12,1,4346335.story?

Alum ERIC MEDINE '06 is mentioned in the latest ezine blackbookmaghttp://www.blackbookmag.com/.../forget_stuffy_gallery_think_sa.php for his video DJ presentation at Salon Oblique in Los Angeles.

NOTHING MOMENTS is a collaborative project of 24 limited edition books in art, literature and design organized by Steven Hull and alum TAMI DEMAREE '03, with alum ANNIE BUCKLEY and John Sweda. Participants include alums JESSE BENSON, JACOB MELCHI, TAMI DEMAREE, ANNIE BUCKLEY '03, and MARY YOUNAKOF '06, as well graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS and BENJAMIN WEISSMAN. The project was launched on October, 13 2007. The books and drawings exhibition is at Steve Turner Gallery and is scheduled to travel to venues in San Francisco, Dallas, Chicago, and New York through 2008.

Alum OTINO CORSANO '00 had a solo exhibition of his new paintings called "Ones" at  KATHARINE MULHERIN CONTEMPORARY ART PROJECTS in Toronto, Canada, from October 4 to October 27, 2007.

Alum LAURA DAROCA '03 was acknowledged for her outstanding cinematography in the short indie film "Westsider." To read the review, visit: http://www.badlit.com/?

Alum SUSAN HOROWITZ '01 and Carol Bishop have a Photo installation, LA CONTINUUM, at Hennessey Ingalls in Santa Monica from October 4 2007 to January 4 2008.  HOROWITZ was also a Museum/Gallery Co-Chair for “Archfest,” a celebration of Los Angeles Architecture, October, 2007. http://www.archifestla.info

Graduate faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS designed vinyl window treatments for a project called "Ramp Project: Taalman Koch, Fly Thru" at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania. The installation will be on from September 7 to December 16, 2007.

http://www.icaphila.org/.../taalman-koch.php

Alum PATRICK HILL '00 had a one-person exhibition, Forming, at Bortolami Gallery in NY from September 20 to October 20, 2007.

Alum JEFFREY VALLANCE '81 showed his work in “Reliquary Chapel,” De Vleeshal, Middelbug, The Netherlands, September 9-February 12, 2008; “Middle School: Smart Art Press, The First Thirteen Years,” Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, September 19-October 24. Publication:  Third Edition (and 30th anniversary) of Blinky, the Friendly Hen, Smart Art Press.

Alum WENDY GIVEN '02 is assistant Collections Manager, Fowler Museum, University of California, Los Angeles.

Alum SAM WATTERS '02 is the author of Houses of Los Angeles, 1885-1919, and  Houses of Los Angeles, 1920-1935 (2 volumes,) Acanthus Press released on  October 1.  WATTERS is also editor of American Gardens, 1890-1930: Northeast, Mid-atlantic, And Midwest Regions,  Acanthus  Press, 2006. Review by Bettijane Levine, Los Angeles Times, October 4, 2007. http://www.latimes.com/.../la-hm-lost4oct04,0,6969718.story?

Alum CHRIS OATEY '07 MFA Fine Arts will show "Wallpaper of Champions,”  at See Line Gallery, Santa Monica, October 20-November 24; He also exhibited his work in “Drawing Invitational,” Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, September 4-October 7.

Alum SOJUNG KWON '07 was selected by the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam as the first Otis/Sandberg residency exchange fellow. She will be in Amsterdam from March to June 2008. Sandberg graduate student Nadine Hottenrot was selected by Otis to be the Dutch artist in residence for the same period.

Alum STEVEN BANKHEAD '01 and graduate faculty DANA DUFF are in the show On Death and Drawing curated by Jessica Minckley at Angles Gallery West from October 20 to November 24, 2007.

Alum SABINE DEHNEL '01 is showing her work in Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg in Germany from October 19 2007 to February 3, 2008. The exhibition will feature her series of photographs Grüner Salon (2004). DEHNEL also has work ("elsewhere") at Art Fair PULSE, London, October 11-14 2007, at Galerie Filipp Rosbach, Leipzig, from Sept. 15 to November 17, at at Gallery 2X2 in Amsterdam from November 2 to November 29, 2007.

Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK '07 participated in the group exhibition EARTH & THE SKY BEYOND from October 13 - November 10 at The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, CA.

The publisher iUniverse Inc has just released alum JOAN LAUGHLIN'S '02 first novel, LOSING.

Alum WHITNEY STOLICH '03 and graduate faculty ABDELALI DAHROUCH are in the show “Border Myths/Border Realities” at CSULB from November 8-December 16. This exhibition was curated by the CSULB Museum Studies Program.

Graduate faculty CAROLE CAROOMPAS will show her New Paintings and Drawings: Dancing With Misfits: Eye-Dazzler at Western Project November 3 – December 22, 2007. The exhibition is accompanied by a full color catalogue that includes text by Graduate Fine Arts chair ROY DOWELL.

Alum JOE SOLA '99 has a one-person show called The Buck Stops Here at Bucket Rider Gallery in Chicago from October 26 to November 24, 2007. SOLA and Michael Webster also performed "Bananas at the Hammer" on Tuesday, October, 30 2007.

Alum KATHRIN BURMESTER'S '07 exhibition 'Peoplescapes' at Hunsaker/ Schesinger Fine Art was reviewed by alum TUCKER NEEL '07 in the October 2007 issue of Artillery magazine.

Alum ZEAL HARRIS '07 is in the group show PILLOW TALK, part of the One Night Stand series, on Saturday November 3, 2007 at 2062 Ivar St.  Los Angeles, CA  90068.