School of Art
Paul Brach Visiting Artist Lecture Series
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, Mar. 12, 6:30 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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Museum of Jurassic Technology
Thursday, May 8, 6 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.
Thursday, May 15, 6 pm - F200
Mary Kelly (born 1941) is an American conceptual artist, feminist, educator, and writer. Kelly has contributed extensively to the discourse of feminism and postmodernism through her large‐scale narrative installations and theoretical writings.