Students from Otis College of Art & Design and Cal Poly Pomona spend 2 weekends doing a DIY garden installation & video for Mel Chin's recent art project, 'The Tie that Binds', which focuses on water conservation. You can pick up your own garden plot design by Mel Chin at our gallery! More info at: http://the-tie-that-binds.org/
A film by Sky Richards, shot in Mexico that follows 6 distinct Mexican families and their day-to-day lifestyles, juxtaposing their versions of normal. Also an opportunity to re-evaluate Mexico's values and an exposé of the landscapes and how people work with them - mostly this is just a display of the people and their beautiful lives.
A trailer: https://vimeo.com/185375140
A night of Surrealist games and unconscious dining with the 'Creative Women of Venice'
Images from Simone Rosenbauer's 'Like Ice In The Sunshine', created during her summer residency at the Little House Gallery. The series was exhibited at the M Contemporary in Sydney, Australia in mid October. More info: http://mcontemp.com/portfolio/simone-rosenbauer/
The second in our series juxtaposed artists and designers Lara Hoad & John Hulsey. Theme: Public v. Private.
Special thanks to our thought-provoking and generous presenters, Lara and John.
Lara Hoad is a graduate of London’s Royal College of Art and has broad experience as an architect, designer and educator of noteworthy branded environments, exhibitions and experiences both nationally and globally. Lara oversees Design Direction at March Studio Branded Architecture as well as having her own small architecture and design practice Nuudel, which provides a platform for the exploration, through practice and education, of the role of brands and organizations in social and environmental architecture and design projects. Lara holds positions at OTIS College of Art and Design, and the School of Architecture at Woodbury University, where she teaches branding, architecture and design with a lens on social change and sustainability.
John Hulsey is an artist, writer, cultural organizer, and educator who works in collaboration with grassroots organizations and community groups fighting for racial and economic justice. Since 2008, he has worked closely with City Life/Vida Urbana, an organization of homeowners and tenants in Boston fighting housing displacement through direct action, legal advocacy, and popular education. Together with a core team of artists and activists, John has developed public projects that intervene on sites of power and poetically reimagine our collective relationships to place through site-specific performance, public projection, low-power radio, and publication. His research and writing explores the ways in which cultural practices in North America have intersected with place-based strategies and struggles for neighborhood and community self-determination. He is currently an MFA candidate in Interdisciplinary Studio in the Department of Art at UCLA and a PhD candidate in Film and Visual Studies in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.
The Transition Mar Vista community meets over dinner with the Otis Human Ecologies class.
Katie Loughmiller's debut of a traveling performance piece exploring perception and race/ethnicity. This was a three-part piece followed by informal dialogue.
January 15, 2016
The first in a series of guided salon talks that deconstruct the notion of home.
The first in our series juxtapose artists Sofia Dona, John Husley and Brad Pruitt. Sara Daleiden moderated open forum discussion after brief presentations from the artists.
Great night at LHG with performances by Caspar Sonnet and Dan Sasaki. Projection art by Kate Parsons. Thanks to everyone for making it out.
Opening for Tamarind Rossetti's "A Guest House for Travelers", including a dinner party for the home owners of the houses she traveled through while creating 417 watercolors. Pictured guests include: Stephen Wright, Tamarind Rossetti, Andrea Bowers, Nicola Goode, Willow Rossetti & Diana Rossetti