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Upcoming Exhibitions

Will Benedict
Will Benedict, Head in Microwave, 2018, Digital video, 30 mins, Video still

July 15 - August 25, 2018
Bolsky Gallery
Opening Reception: Sunday, July 15, 4-6pm 

A group exhibition exploring the social and use values of commonplace consumer items. The works in the show specifically engage with goods that we physically ingest, such as coffee or cigarettes, as well as household cooking appliances, like the microwave. While seemingly neutral because of their ubiquity, these items embody specific cultural signifiers, and reveal our patterns, preferences, and expectations as consumers.

Artists in the exhibition: Carmen Argote, Will Benedict, Maryam Jafri, nonfood, Michael Queenland, Asha Schechter

Carmen Argote
Carmen Argote, Staircase Dress, 2017, Acrylic on muslin, cardboard, thermoplastic, coffee makers, ground coffee, coffee filters, 48 x 18 x 72 inches


The Ben Maltz Gallery will be participating in Otis College’s Centennial celebration by dedicating the 2018-2019 exhibition program to exhibitions that engage and support Otis College’s 100 year history with Los Angeles and the rich cultural landscape that this College has invested in and engaged with.

Some of Our Favorite Things
September 8 – December 9, 2018

A group exhibition of beloved art-related objects contributed by invited Otis College community, including artists, curators, writers, collectors and cultural influencers. The diverse works in this exhibition will range from collected works of art to a treasured artistic tool to an impactful book. Each of these objects will be accompanied by a description, offering context to the work and the individual lending it. This exhibition will offer a glimpse into Otis College’s far-reaching network of friends, alumni and art world colleagues.

Influenced, Influencer
January 19 – April21, 2019

An exhibition investigating the artistic influences that made artists artists, Influenced, Influencer pairs a designer or artist’s work with the influential design piece or artwork she was impacted by. Each coupled work will be exhibited side-by-side. This exhibition speaks to a lineage of artists, makers and designers and grounds Otis College’s 100-year history as an influencer today.

The Ties That Bind
May 11 – August 11, 2019

This group exhibition brings together an intergenerational and international group of artists working in textiles. The artists of The Ties That Bind create unique soft structural works that are informed by their relationships to pushing the boundaries of analog and digital through conversations about texture through craft and design. Each work speaks a radically different language of form, and the exhibition aims to put these visual artifacts in dialogue, as a proposal for what the future might look like. Organized by Bruce Ferguson, President, Otis College with Kate McNamara, Director of the Ben Maltz Gallery.