The Opening Reception for Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad, on April 12, included live music by Banda Filarmonica Alma del Valle, MFA Thesis exhibition by David Del Francia, and 2014 BFA Juniors Juried Exhibition. All events occurred at Otis College of Art and Design in the Ben Maltz Gallery, Bolsky Gallery, and Fine Arts 107 on the ground floor of the Bronya and Andy Galef Fine Arts Center. Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad is open to the public through July 27, 2014.
Inside the Quad features work by 31 contemporary artists whose studios are located inside the border defined by the following freeways: I-405, I-110, I-10 and I-105. The impetus for this curatorial endeavor continues to be an effort to survey, one studio at a time, the neighborhoods and networks of artists working in Los Angeles. This dérive breaks out of existing curatorial preconceptions and knowledge to expand the analog network between curator, artist, and institution. Geographic parameters, along with word-of-mouth referrals, are used to ping-pong from studio to studio, shifting the confines of the existing paradigm.
Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad artists include: Anna Ayeroff (’10 Fine Arts), Juan Capistran (’99 Fine Arts) and Hazel Mandujano (’10 Graduate Graphic Design)*, Miri Chais, Brian Chambers , Renée A. Fox (’02 Fine Arts), Eben Goff, Todd Gray, Nancy Jo Haselbacher, Kathryn Jacobi, Annetta Kapon, Farrah Karapetian*, Soo Kim, Kohl King, Noel Korten, Mara de Luca, Michael Massenburg, Marina Moevs, Warren Neidich, Numa Perrier, Pam Posey, Mei Xian Qiu , Christina Sanchez (’12 Graduate Social Practice) and Cayetano Juarez, Kyungmi Shin, Christopher Kent Schumaker, Luis Serrano (’81 Graduate Fine Arts), Lisa C. Soto, Christopher Warner, Dana Weiser, Joe Wolek*.
*Billboard Project Artist sponsored by Summit Media LLC
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