• Todd Gray

    Oct 25| Lectures

    Todd Gray was born in 1954 in Los Angeles. Gray received an MFA and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts and is currently a professor at California State University, Long Beach. He has shown performance work at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater), Los Angeles (2010); California African American Museum, Los Angeles (2009); the Commons, New York University (2008); 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica (2008); New Renaissance Theater, Syracuse, NY (2007); and Academy of Media Arts, Cologne (2004).

  • Ruby Neri is a sculptor, painter, and former street artist from San Francisco and Los Angeles, California, known for her evocative portrayal of horses.

  • Otis in NYC
    October 27, 2016 
    6 - 8 pm 
    Franklin Parrasch Gallery
    53 East 64 Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Otis College President Bruce W. Ferguson is coming to NYC! 
    Please come say hello and visit with your fellow alumni and friends of Otis College of Art and Design.
    Drinks and hors d'oeuvres.


  • 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


Dennis Phillips, Navigation: Selected Poems, 1985–2010



Cut the pear or I cut the pear.
She wouldn’t say it was spoiled but, like syntax,
the beginning was different from the end.

As at other times a scene
rendered from a dream
or a distant memory recurs:
The low, bleached coastal town,
the labyrinthine train tunnels,
a kind of herd but voices.

Is it syntax that’s stored as a sugar,
or with diffidence as protein’s residue?
Which synapse emboldens
under the shade of passing jet wings
then dives backward, away from the map they impose?


Born in Los Angeles in 1951, Dennis Phillips is the author of ten books of poetry and one novel, Hope (2007). Former director of the Beyond Baroque Literary Center in Venice, past book review editor for Sulfur magazine, and poetry editor of the L.A. Weekly, Phillips is a professor in the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Art Center College of Design and teaches regularly in the Graduate Writing program at Otis College of Art and Design.

  • ISBN: 978-0-9845289-4-3
  • Price: $14.95
  • Published 2011
  • 288 pages

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