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  • Rendering female models and celebrities on large-scale canvases and with quick, expressive brushstrokes, painter Katherine Bernhardt examines representations of beauty in mainstream media and fashion photography. She paints her subjects with severe, exaggerated features and emaciated limbs that sometimes morph into abstraction, recalling the works of Pablo Picasso. “Some people ask if I hate the models I paint,” she says. “I say no, I don't hate them.

  • UpCycle Day 2014!

    Sep 03| Special Event
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    Join us for the 3rd Annual UpCycle Day!

    Learn about the Resource Exchange

    Bring your excess supplies and materials to share and trade. 

    Stock up for the school year with Free supplies and materials. 

    Help divert our collective waste from ending up in landfills.

     

  • Forrest Gander

    Sep 03| Lectures
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    Otis Books/Seismicity Editions is pleased to publish Panic Cure: Poetry from Spain for the 21st Century, an anthology of poems from eleven contemporary Spanish poets, active from the 1960s through the present. Selected and translated by Forrest Gander, Panic Cure is notable for its impressive range of poetic voices.

  • Jan Brandt

    Sep 04| Lectures
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  • Joel Kyack

    Sep 09| Lectures
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    JOEL KYACK Lives and works in Los Angeles.

    ghebaly.com/artists/joel-kyack

  • A dynamic portrait of the life of computer prodigy Aaron Swartz who championed free speech and data sharing, this must-see documentary premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and was the opening night film at the 2014 Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada. 

    We're excited the film’s director Brian Knappenberger will be our special guest speaker for the Q & A moderated by Movies that Matter series producers Judy Arthur and Perri Chasin after the screening. 

  • Koenraad Dedobbeleer lives and works in Brussels.

     

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Liberal Arts and Sciences Radar

Sep 1, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed “Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part Three” posted on May 30, 2014 This third section of the Sublime discusses how the experience of the sublime eludes any attempts at definition. Often compared to the Beautiful, the sublime is not a positive condition but is an example of the negative. Above all else, [more]
Aug 25, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed “Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part Two” posted on May 23, 2014. Although it can be traced back to antiquity, the Sublime re-emerged in the modern era in the writings of early aestheticians, Baumgarten, Burke and Kant. Lyotard felt that the idea of the sublime should be updated and reconsidered for postmodern [more]
Aug 19, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed “Jean-François Lyotard and the Sublime, Part One” posted on May 16, 2014. The opening section of the discussion of Lessons on the Analytic of the Sublime (1991) by Lyotard explains how the philosopher came to his updating of the Sublime through Kant’s conception of the “event.” The “event” is an event, which because [more]
Aug 11, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed: The Differend. Phrases in Dispute (1983)  Jean-François Lyotard Part Three. “Defining the Event” was posted on May 9, 2014. With the backdrop of the intellectual debates over the Holocaust in France in the background, this series concludes with Lyotard’s concept of the “Event,” which stops “history” in its progressive tracks. Part of Lyotard’s [more]
Aug 4, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed: The Differend. Phrases in Dispute by Jean-François Lyotard Part Two. “Defining the Différend” was posted on May 2, 2014. This series, subtitled “The Differend as the Postmodern Condition,” points out that this book traces its origins back to The Postmodern Condition. A Report on Knowledge, which had examined the way in which [more]
Jul 28, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed The Differend. Phrases in Dispute (1983) by Jean-François Lyotard Part One. The Historical Content”  was posted on April 25, 2014. The discussion of this significant book, “The Differend,” published in 1983 examines the political context of this book, which signaled a shift away from Marxism and towards a long protracted dialogue with the [more]
Jul 21, 2014
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Art History Unstuffed The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge  (1979) by Jean-François Lyotard Part Three  Part Three, “Knowledge and Education,” of the three part series on of a three-part series on Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 “The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge” was posted on April 18, 2014. This series proposes to re-write and re-consider the [more]
Jul 14, 2014
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Jean-François Lyotard. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge (1979) Part Two, “Knowledge and Education,” of the three part series on of a three-part series on Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge was posted on April 11, 2014. This series proposes to re-write and re-consider the entire book in relation to the [more]
Jul 7, 2014
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photo 2EXPRESSIONISM AT LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART  From van Gogh to Kandinsky in Germany and France June 8-September 14, 2014  Once again, my dear friend Lena Rivkin and I set off for one of our days at LACMA. I went on line and ordered two tickets for us to attend the expensive show on [more]
Jul 7, 2014
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Jean-François Lyotard. The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge  (1979) Part One, “The Metanarrative,” of a three-part series on Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge was posted on April 4, 2014. This series proposes to re-write and re-consider the entire book in relation to the 21st century. Written in 1979 upon the request [more]

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