Opening Reception for Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad is Saturday, April 12, from 4-6pm

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Don't miss the Opening Reception for Freeway Studies #2: Inside the Quad, this Saturday, April 12, from 4-6pm. With live music by Banda Filarmonica Alma del Valle, MFA Thesis exhibition by David Del Francia, and 2014 BFA Juniors Juried Exhibition. In the Ben Maltz Gallery, Bolsky Gallery, and Fine Arts 107 all located on the ground floor of the Bronya and Andy Galef Fine Arts Center. Inside the Quad features work by 31 contemporary artists whose studios are located inside the border [more]

Otis Graduate Studios – Culver City – December 2013

OTIS Grad Studios

The Otis Graduate Students studying in the Fine Arts Program, as well as the second-year of the Public Practice Program, have personal studio spaces at Culver City location on West Jefferson Blvd.  Here students cultivate a community, listen to visiting artist's lectures, hold critiques, and invite the public in for occasional Open Studio events.  I visited with a few of the current students, listed below, in December 2013. FINE ARTS Shiva Aliabadi: Shiva [more]

Gina Lamb – Inglewood – 12/3/2013


Gina Lamb has been doing Social Practice work before the term was coined. This was my first introduction to her practice and I was amazed by the depth and breadth of her projects and her genius and generosity. Most of her work these days is [more]

Steve Hurd – Inglewood – 12/3/2013


In the LA Times, art reviewer David Pagel said “Steve Hurd takes a shotgun approach to painting… .” Our visit was a rapid fire conversation through several bodies of work starting with his newest paintings inspired by his feline companions. This work [more]

Christina Sanchez and Cayetano Juarez – West Adams – 12/2/2013


Christina Sanchez and Cayetano Juarez have been working together on two major projects: “Break + Pausa” and  “TEQUIO AQUÍ, TEQUIO ALLÁ,” that are described in detail on their website.  We spent the majority of our visit together discussing their [more]

Nathan Danilowicz – West Adams – 12/2/2013


Nathan Danilowicz is a painter. He graduated from UCLA in 2007 with an MFA and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002. He is working on a new series of abstract paintings that are derived from his daily drawing practice and his [more]