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  • Sitting in Sound

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    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
     
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event
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    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).

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Woman's Building: Exhibition Publications

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October 1, 2011 - February 26, 2012

 

EXHIBITION PUBLICATIONS

Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to present a beautiful, full color, fully illustrated, two-volume book set in conjunction with the exhibition Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art and the Woman's Building. From Site to Vision: The Woman's Building in Contemporary Culture and Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art at the Woman's Building. The publications are made possible by grants from the Getty Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Henry Luce Foundation, and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation.

 

Available for purchase Amazon and in person at Ben Maltz Gallery.
Two volumes, sold as a set $55 / $44 (Students and faculty)

 

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Volume I: From Site to Vision: the Woman's Building in Contemporary Culture
This collection of 14 essays was originally published online in 2007 and edited by Sondra Hale and Terry Wolverton. Essayists include: Sheila Levant de Bretteville, Professor of Graphic Design, Yale University; Betty Ann Brown, Professor of Art History at California State University; Theresa Chavez, Cofounder and Artistic Director, About Productions; Cecilia Dougherty, Artist, Brooklyn, New York; Sondra Hale, Professor in Anthropology, University of California at Los Angeles; Jennie Klein, Associate Professor or contemporary art history and feminist art theory, Ohio University; Michelle Kort, Senior Editor, Ms. Magazine; Lucy R. Lippard, Writer, Activist, and Author of twenty-one books (including one novel) on contemporary art and cultural criticism; Bia Lowe, Author of Splendored Thing: Love, Roses & Other Thorny Treasures and Wild Ride; Laura Meyer, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at California State University, Fresno; Michelle Moravec, Assistant Professor of History, Rosemont College; Kathleen A. Walkup, Professor of Book Art and Director of the Book Art Program, Mills College; Terry Wolverton, Associate Faculty Mentor in the Master of Fine Art Writing Program, Antioch University Los Angeles.

ISBN 0930209230 / 420 pages

 
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Volume II: Doin' It in Public: Feminism and Art and the Woman's Building
A prestigious team of scholars assembled in 2008-09 to research and write essays about the Woman's Building and assist in shaping the curatorial focus of this project. The visiting scholars are Vivien Fryd, Professor of Art History, Vanderbilt University; Alexandra Juhasz, Professor of Media Studies at Pitzer; Jennie Klein, Assistant Professor of Art History, Ohio University; Michelle Moravec, Assistant Professor of History, Rosemont College; and Jennifer Sorkin, Assistant Professor of critical studies, media and design, University of Houston, Texas. Additional essays by artist Cheri Gaulke and Meg Linton, OTIS Director of Galleries and Exhibitions.
ISBN 0930209222 / 192 pages


Editors: Meg Linton and Sue Maberry.
Both volumes were designed by artist Susan Silton and copyedited by Elisabeth Pulsinelli.

 


ADDITIONAL ARTISTS' PUBLICATIONS

 

The Woman's Building and Feminist Art Education 1973-1991: A Pictorial Herstory
By Maria Karras and Marguerite Elliot, ©2011, 100 pages, $20.
Richly illustrated with personal reflections of many prominent writers and artists who built the community over the 18 years of the Woman's Building's existence.
Available at Amazon
Mother Art By Suzanne Siegel, Laura Silagi, Deborah Krall, ©2011, 102 pages, $20.
Documents the group who came together in 1973 to confront discrimination against artists who are mothers and went on to tackle a vast array of social and political issues in their art. The group was attacked by the press and politicians, including Ronald Reagan. Available at Amazon
Feminist Art Workers: A History By Cheri Gaulke, Laurel Klick, ©2012, 230 pages, $29.95
Explores the archives of this group founded in 1976 who used feminist education techniques and brought their work directly to a non-art audience through performance structures such as bus tours, floats, and phone calls to strangers. Available at Amazon
The Waitresses Unpeeled: Performance Art and Life By Jerri Allyn, Anne Gauldin, ©2011, 138 pages, $20
Chronicles the group founded in 1977 who drew upon their own waitressing experiences and incorporated research about working women, then moved out of the gallery to perform in restaurants and on the streets.
Available at Amazon
Sisters Of Survival
By Jerri Allyn, Anne Gauldin, Cheri Gaulke, Sue Maberry, 138 pages, $20
Tracks the history of the anti-nuclear performance art group founded in 1981 who clothed themselves in rainbow-colored nun's habits and toured Western Europe to network with artists and activists.
Available at Amazon

 

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