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GFA Newsletter January 2016

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Compiled by Annetta Kapon.

GFA faculty JUDIE BAMBER’S work is part of Sculpture From the Hammer Contemporary Collection at The Hammer Museum from January 23 to May 22, 2106.

GFA faculty JOHN KNIGHT will have a one-person exhibition in the REDCAT Gallery from Apri 9 to June 12, 2016.

GFA faculty KORI NEWKIRK has a one-person exhibition at Roberts & Tilton from January 9 - February 6, 2016.

The LA Times of January 11, 2016 ran an interview by Carolina Miranda with GFA faculty KORI NEWKIRK.

GFA Assistant Chair ANNETTA KAPON and Alum CARLA DANES are participating in Inside/Out 1 at Emeritus Gallery in Santa Monica from January 14 - March 2, 2016.GFA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one-person exhibition New Works at James Harris Gallery in Seattle WA from February 18 to April 2, 2016.

Alum LARKIN HIGGINS’ ’95 "Parking Lot Lines" durational performance at Counterpath in Denver, Colo. was included in an anthology just recently published:EMERGENCY INDEX: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol. 4 (Ugly Duckling Presse, Brooklyn, NY).

GFA Faculty RENEE PETROPOULOS is in a group exhibition Upish at Chapman University February 8-March 11, 2016.

Alum CHRIS OATEY ’06 has a one-person exhibition Snowmelt Paintings and Drawings at CB1 gallery from January 9 to February 20, 2016. His exhibition was reviewed in the LATimes by Christopher Knight on February 1, 2016.

Carla Danes and Anetta Kapon Exhibition
Shirin Bolourchi WorkAnnie Buckley Work

Pictures: Carla Danes and Annetta Kapon, Shirin Bolourchi, Annie Buckley

Alum LUIS G. HERNANDEZ '03 work is part of Customizing Language at LACE, January 6 - February 14, 2016

Alum CARLA DANES '02, LUIS G. HERNANDEZ '03, STEVEN BANKHEAD ’01 and ED GOMEZ '03 work are included in the exhibition Punk Povera at WUHO, Hollywood, from January 13 to February 21, 2016

Grad SHIRIN BOLOURCHI curated the show “Metamorphosis to Catharsis”, in the Otis GFA main gallery space from Jan.1-Jan. 10, 2016. Artists include Otis grads SHIRIN BOLOURCHI, HEEJUNG CHOI, ELIZABETH MEDINA, JEI-SUNG OH, and ZACHARY ROACH.

Alum ANNIE BUCKLEY has work included in “Rosette” curated by Mary Anna Pomonis at Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles from JANUARY 9 - FEBRUARY 20, 2016.

Grad OK YOUNG CHOI had her MFA exhibition All the Truth in the Bolsky Gallery from January 19 to 24, 2016.

Grad MELANIE DIERKS had her MFA exhibition Barracuda in the Bolsky Gallery from January 24 to 30, 2016.

Alum CHRISTINA HENDERSHAW '12 is in a group exhibition THIS IS WHAT IS NOT at MiM gallery in Los Angeles from January 16–February 6, 2016

NATHAN GULICK has a one person exhibition FINEST CITY at ICE gallery in San Diego from JAN 1 - FEB 20, 2016.

Grads ASHTON ALLEN, OK-YOUNG CHOI, JANET E. DANDRIDGE showed their work in the City of Brea MFA Biennial exhibition at the City of Brea Art Gallery from January 23 to March 11, 2016.

Nathan Gulick Work
Roy Dowell WorkHumiliation

Pictures: Gulick, Dowell, Humiliation

Alum ZEAL HARRIS ’07 is part of the group exhibition Skin at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) from February 7 to April 17, 2016.

Alum RACHEL WOLFE ’15 won the first prize for Omniscient for Atlas of a New Geography, Open Competition, from the Imagining New Eurasia Project Chapter 1, Here, There, and Everywhere: Eurasian Cities.


GFA Faculty BENJAMIN WEISSMAN is part of Impromptu at The Box in Los Angeles January 16 - February 13, 2016

HUMILIATION is the title of the Mid Residency Exhibition of second semester GFA students at the Bolsky Gallery, Feb 2 – 13, 2016 . The exhibition will also feature drawings by graduate professor Judie Bamber, and its curator, professor Benjamin Weissman.

Grad ELIF ERKAN has a one person exhibition Lotus Eaters at Weiss Berlin from February 4 to March 26, 2016. In collaboration with

Alum CARMINE IANNACCONE ’93 was part of Farewell, Eden, at The Sturt Haaga Gallery of Descanso Gardens from Jan. 19 - Apr. 3, 2016

GFA Chair ROY DOWELL has a one person exhibition at Tiff Sigfrids Gallery from March 26 to April 30, 2016.

Grad JANET E. DANDRIDGE has a one-night performance Ritual Portals at the Mezzanine at Project Space 2920 Florence Avenue on February 6, 2016. DANDRIDGE also acted in the film Jamaica T. Jones screening at the Pan African Film Festival at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Theater in February 2016.