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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • Exquisite Beauty is the first retrospective and publication to document the eye-dazzling ceramics created by Ralph Bacerra (1938–2008), a Los Angeles–based artist known for his innovative approach to surface embellishment. Curated by Jo Lauria, the exhibition features more than ninety of the artist’s finest pieces—dramatic, highly decorated vessels and sculptures that have never before been the focus of a major exhibition or publication.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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Fine Arts

KCET on Alumnus Mario Ybarra Jr.’s Residency at 18th Street Arts Center

Slanguage Speaks Slanguage

By Betty Marín
 

The L.A. Times Reviews Fine Arts Alumnus Gajin Fujita's paintings at L.A. Louver

Brands, symbols and emblems in Gajin Fujita's paintings at L.A. Louver

By David Pagel
 
Ten years ago, billboards across Southern California proclaimed that the baseball team then known as the Anaheim Angels had become the Los Angeles Angels. Fans got mad.
 
Long-standing lovers of the Anaheim Angels felt betrayed. Die-hard Dodgers supporters felt that their turf had been violated. Less passionate observers saw the name change as a corporate maneuver to grab a larger market share.
 

Alumnus Kent Twitchell Will Repaint “Ed Ruscha Monument” Mural

Nine Years After Being Destroyed, Twitchell’s ‘Ed Ruscha Monument’ Mural to Return

By Heidi Kulicke

 

Fine Arts Alumnus Gajin Fujita at the LA Louver

Fine Arts alumnus Gajin Fujita ('97) is showing his work this summer in his solo exhibition “Warriors, Ghosts and Ancient Gods of the Pacific” at the LA Louver.
 

The Afghan Carpet Project

The Afghan Carpet Project features six carpets designed by L.A.-based contemporary artists— Fine Arts Department Chair Meg Cranston and faculty member Liz Craft along with Lisa Anne Auerbach, Francesca Gabbiani, Jennifer Guidi, and Toba Khedoori—which were handmade by weavers in Afghanistan.

Faculty Member Dani Tull in Jacob Lewis Gallery Group Exhibition

Jacob Lewis Gallery’s upcoming group exhibition Between Two Worlds features work by Michael Bevilacqua, Matthew Ronay, Dean Sameshima, and Otis faculty member Dani Tull. The exhibition will be on view June 12–July 18 with an opening reception Thursday, June 11, 6-8pm.
 

Alumnus John Baldessari Honored at MOCA Gala

Ed Ruscha, China Chow, and Janelle Monae Party Up a Storm at MOCA Gala 2015 Honoring John Baldessari

By Janelle Zara
 
“The end of boring art, the pelicans in the desert… Carrots. And parrots. Green peas… The art historian Clement Greenberg. All the drugs driving from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara. God. God's nose."
 

Alumni Summer Exhibitions

Jesse Benson ('03 MFA Fine Arts), Michael Benevento Gallery 

Open through May 23

L.A. Times review: Jesse Benson and the 'Dragnet' aesthetic: Just the facts 
 

Artforum Reviews Exhibit Curated by Fine Arts Faculty Member Linda Burnham

Robert Overby

Marc Selwyn Fine Art

By Suzanne Hudson
 

The Kitchen Spring Gala Honors Alumna Kim Gordon

The Kitchen, one of New York City’s oldest nonprofit spaces showing innovative work by emerging and established artists across disciplines, will honor Fine Arts alumna Kim Gordon (’77) and Dan Graham during its Spring Gala Benefit on May 21, 2015. 

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