• 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. 


November 2013

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

SOFIA LONDONO and grad MARCELA GOTTARDO showed The Inside of the
Outside at the Proxy Gallery in Culver City November 4-30, 2013.
Visiting FLARE artist DOMINIQUE GILLIOT showed A Handle, an Object and
Several Dismissed ideas at the Proxy Gallery from November 1 to November 15, 2013.
Visiting FLARE artist SABRINA SOYER showed her sound piece Neighbor in the Night Labor at the Proxy Gallery from November 15 to November 30, 2013.
Alum WAKANA KIMURA '11 is in a group show at George J. Doizaki Gallery at The JACCC in Los Angeles November 23 to December 22, 2013.
Grad Fine Arts Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON, and alums BRIDGET KANE '12 And CALVIN PHELPS '03 made posters for Margin Release Right curated by Kio Griffith at West LA College Gallery from October 17 to November 7, 2013.
Alum EDITH BEAUCAGE '10 is in a group exhibition LA Taste opening March 14, 2014 at the Chinese American Museum.
Visiting FLARE artist DOMINIQUE GILLIOT did a performance ESCAPISM,
Graduate faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN and YUTAKA SONE have an exhibition What Every Snowflake Knows in Its Heart at Santa Monica Museum of Art from Nov 21, 2013 to Apr 5, 2014
Assembly, 2045 S. La Cienega Blvd, launched Alum JESSE BENSON'S book The Benefit of Friends Collected on Nov 24, 2013.It includes alum artists and writers JESSE BENSON '03, LUIS G. HERNANDEZ '03, MOLLY COREY '01, MATT MACFARLAND '03, STEVEN BANKHEAD '01, JACOB MELCHI '03, TOM NORRIS '02, CHRIS OATEY '06, SAM WATTERS '02, ED GOMEZ '03, OTINO CORSANO '00, and grad faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS.
Alum MICHAEL BRUNSWICK'S 07 exhibition at the Gusford gallery was reviewed in LifeinLA by Tasha Moore in November 2013.
Highland House presents the group exhibition Hostile Hospitality, curated by Christy Roberts from November 23 to December 21, 2013. Artists include alums MATTHEW CARTER '10 and ALEXANDER KROLL '08.
LM Projects produced a special edition bookwork by graduate faculty KORI NEWKIRK called Sometimes Always Perhaps Never. Interwoven throughout are excerpts of informal conversations with alum CHRIS OATEY '06 among others.
Alum JESSE BENSON '03 has a solo exhibition Outclassed at Campbell Hall Gallery in Los Angeles from November 21 2013 to January 10 2014.
Alum LORENZO HURTADO SEGOVIA '07 has a solo exhibition "Ni tanto que queme al santo, ni tanto que lo lo alumbre"at CB1 Gallery from December 15 2013 to January 26, 2014.

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