Fine Arts Alumni and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in Translations for Co-conspirators

Several Otis alumni and faculty are participating in Translations for Co-conspirators an exhibition Curated by Eugenia Barbuc, Otis alumna '12)

Translations for Co-conspirators
November 12th, 2015 – December 23rd, 2015
The Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 14th, 7-9PM

The Downtown Art Center (DAC) Gallery is pleased to present Translations for Co-conspirators, an exhibition investigating alternative narratives by way of collaboration and process. Using repurposed material donated by IRS Demo, the exhibition underscores the transformative potential of commonplace materials, and the unique language that develops between artists through collaborative practice. 

For this exhibition, six Los Angeles-based artists (Anna Ayeroff '10Mabel Moore '13Alexander Collins '13, Michele Jaquis, Otis faculty and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Corinna Loo, and Matthew Manos) were invited to collaborate with uniquely-abled artists from ECF Art Centers’ Downtown Los Angeles studio. The exhibition will also be featuring a film by New York-based artist Adam Frelin. The film was made in collaboration with a uniquely-abled man who is obsessed with meteorology and narrated the piece, commenting on storms as they were happening in the region during the making of the film. Works on display will feature the resulting collaborations, which range from sound-based and experimental videos, to photographic and design-based works.

Translations for Co-conspirators seeks to position the readymade object as both a point of origin for a conversation regarding materiality, and as grounds for considering how culturally-laden objects also function as portals to an artist’s vision. Engaging both the manifest function and transformative potential of everyday materiality, the works in this exhibition are bridged by reinvention.

Exhibiting artists: Jesus Alejandro, Debra Alexander, Anna Ayeroff, Wilbert Brent, Laksmi Camp, Alexander Collins, Adam Frelin,Michele Jaquis, Maria Kim, Corinna Loo, Matthew Manos, Mabel Moore, Jarred Phillips, Mi Sung Yoon, Jose Zamora.

- Free to attend
- Light refreshments served
- Parking available at meters and pay lots (see posted signs for details). 

Please note that DAC Gallery does not validate parking.

Exceptional Children’s Foundation |

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DAC Gallery |

DAC Gallery is a contemporary art space in the heart of Downtown LA's Gallery Row. Our exhibitions focus on mid-career local and international artists, while bringing attention to a community of individuals whose works are rarely presented to mainstream audiences. The DAC Gallery is adjacent to the ECF Art Center, an adult program of the Exceptional Children's Foundation.

431 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90013

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November 14, 2015
Fine Arts Alumni and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in Translations for Co-conspirators
7:00PM - 9:00PM Downtown Art Center Gallery
Open to the Public
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November 14, 2015
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Fine Arts Alumni and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies in Translations for Co-conspirators
7:00PM - 9:00PM | Downtown Art Center Gallery
431 S Broadway, Los Angeles, California 90013
Open to the Public
This event is free!