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  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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November 2013

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon

GRADUATE FINE ARTS NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2013
 
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,
CINNAMON, ALTERNATE CURRENT AND OTHER FACTS RELATED TO THE ART OF MAGIC at Machine Project on November 23, 2013.
 
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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