School of Art

Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Spring 2014

Rosten Woo

Thursday, January 23, 6 pm - F200

Rosten Woo is a designer, writer, and artist living in Los Angeles. He makes work that helps people understand complex systems and participate in group decision-making.

Harry Dodge

Friday, January 24, 6 pm - F200

Harry Dodge is an interdisciplinary visual artist born in San Francisco, California in 1966, who now lives and works in Los Angeles In the early '90s Dodge was one of the founders of the now-legendary San Francisco community-based performance space, The Bearded Lady, which served as a gathering point for a pioneering, polysexual, queer literary and arts scene.

Jo Ann Callis

Tuesday, January 28, 6 pm - F200

Jo Ann Callis emerged in the late 1970s as one of the first important practitioners of the "fabricated photographs" movement, Jo Ann Callis has made adventurous contributions in the areas of color photography, sculpture, painting, and digital imagery.

Asma Kazmi

Monday, January 27, 6 pm - F200

Asma Kazmi is a performance artist and a sculptor who approaches her practice from a post installation/object centric position, which allows her to create transdisciplinary, relational works where people, media and objects come together.

Lecia Dole Recio

Friday, January 31, 6 pm - F200

Lecia Dole Recio is based in Los Angeles, works in collage and mixed-media to create supremely elegant and vibrant abstractions that explore the play between translucency and opacity, inside and outside, light, color and materials.

Jeffrey Vallance

Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 pm - F200

Best known for projects that blur the lines between object­‐making,
installation, performance, curation and anthropological study, Vallance’s work has long challenged critics to define the artist’s unique multidisciplinary cross-­‐pollination.

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Wu Tsang

Thursday, Feb. 13, 6 pm - F200

Wu Tsang is a Los Angeles based filmmaker, artist, and performer. His projects have been presented at the Tate Modern (London); the Whitney Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the New Museum (New York); ICA (Philadelphia); MOCA and REDCAT (Los Angeles)

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Abraham Cruzvillegas

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7 pm - F200

Abraham Cruzvillegas (born 1968, Mexico City) is a Mexican conceptual artist. He is known for his work with found objects. From 2007 onwards, Cruzvillegas worked on a series of works exploring what he calls autoconstrucción, or self-­construction.

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Sharon Hayes

Thursday, Feb. 20, 6 pm - F200

Over the past ten years, Sharon Hayes has been engaged in an art practice that uses multiple mediums— video, performance, and installation—in ongoing investigation into various intersections between history, politics and speech.


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Rodney McMillian

Thursday, Feb. 27, 6 pm - F200

Reflecting his diverse interest in the boundaries demarcating class, economic status, culture, and their relationship to the physicality of the human body, Rodney McMillian’s mixed-genre practice both incorporates and challenges the notion of art as social and historical critique.

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Paul Pfeiffer

Wednesday, Mar. 12, 7 pm - F200

Pfeiffer’s groundbreaking work in video, sculpture, and photography uses recent computer technologies to dissect the role that mass media plays in shaping consciousness. In a series of video works focused on professional sports events—including basketball, boxing, and hockey—Pfeiffer digitally removes the bodies of the players from the games, shifting the viewer’s focus to the spectators, sports equipment,
or trophies won.

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Zoe Strauss

Thursday, Mar. 13, 6 pm - F200

Strauss is a photo-based installation artist who uses Philadelphia as a primary setting and subject for her work. Out in the streets, Strauss typically photographs whatever strikes her interest, paying particular attention to the overlooked (or purposefully avoided) details of life. Strauss' humanist perspective and eye for composure make her one of "photography’s great naturals."

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Andrew Freeman

Thursday, Mar. 20, 6 pm - F200

Andrew Freeman is a photographer, writer, filmmaker and curator based in Los Angeles, California. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally. From 1995 through the present he has helped direct the Community Arts Partnership (CAP) photography program.

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Mary Reid Kelley and Pat Kelley

Thursday, Apr. 3, 6 pm - F200

Mary Reid Kelley (b. 1979, Greenville, South Carolina) is currently a Fellow in Visual Arts at the American Academy in Rome. Patrick Kelley (b. 1969, Bloomington, Minnesota) is currently a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome.

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Oscar Murillo

Tuesday, Apr. 8, 7 pm - F200

Oscar Murillo (b. 1986, Columbia) His large-scale paintings imply action, performance, and chaos, but are in fact methodically composed of rough-hewn, stitched canvases that often incorporate fragments of text as well as studio debris such as dirt and dust.

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Monica Majoli

Thursday, Apr. 10, 6 pm - F200

Monica Majoli’s practice examines the relationship between physicality and consciousness, as expressed through the documentary sexual image. Themes of intersubjectivity and temporality have informed numerous bodies of her work, together with decisive shifts in materiality.

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Jon Pylypchuck

Thursday, Apr. 17, 6 pm - F200

Jon Pylypchuk (born 1972 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian painter and sculptor, living and working in Los Angeles. His work includes sculptures, paintings and drawings, and he has presented his art under the pseudonym Rudy Bust.

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Luciano Perna 

Tuesday, Apr. 22, 6:30pm - F200

Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe on Luciano Perna: From the point of view of people addicted to categorization, of course, there is a category for everything including one which is the category for things which don’t fit into categories. And it is there that one finds some very interesting things, events and ideas.

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Gina Osterloh

Thursday, Apr. 24, 6 pm - F200

What are the boundaries of the body? Look closely at Gina Osterloh’s images for the telltale signs of a body in search of connection. Legs sink into the floor and bodies emerge out of the wall. Combining sculpture and performance, Osterloh constructs rooms of cut paper for her figures to inhabit.

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Samira Yamin

Thursday, May 1, 6 pm - F200

Samira Yamin was born in Illinois in 1983. She received dual BAs in Studio Art and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2006 and her MFA in Studio Art from University of California, Irvine in 2011.

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Marcos Rios

Tuesday, May 6, 7 pm - F200

Marcos Rios is an artist who works in sculpture, photography, video, and performance. His work has been exhibited at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art); Artists Space in New York, LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions); Estacion, Tijuana, Mexico.

Museum of Jurassic Technology

Thursday, May 8, 7 pm - F200

The Museum of Jurassic Technology is a museum located at 9341 Venice Boulevard in the Palms district of Los Angeles, California (although it has a postal address of Culver City because it is served by that city's post office). It was founded by David Hildebrand Wilson and Diana Drake Wilson (husband and wife) in 1988.

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Leslie Dick

Thursday, May 15, 6 pm - F200

Leslie Dick is the author of two novels — Without Falling (1987) and Kicking (1992) and a collection of short stories, The Skull of Charlotte Corday and Other Stories (1995). She was a Mellon Fellow in Arts Criticism at CalArts, before joining the regular faculty in Art in 1992. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines, art catalogues, and anthologies. She wrote on photography in Real Allegories: Olivier Richon (Steidl, 2006) and she writes regularly for X-TRA, a quarterly journal of contemporary art, whose editorial board she joined in 2011. She collaborated with artist Martin Kersels on a video work entitled Ripcord (2008) which was shown at Acme, Los Angeles. In 2010, as part of Martin Kersels's Five Songs in the Whitney Biennial, she presented a 'multi-media performance' on Jacques Lacan's 'The Mirror Stage' at the Whitney Museum in New York. In 2012 she presented her work at the symposium 'On Perfection' at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and at the Royal College of Art and Goldsmith's College, London.

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