International Graphics of Resistance
Ben Maltz Gallery, OTIS College of Art and Design

March 17 – April 14, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29, 5:30-7:30pm

Curator: Carol Wells
Director of the Center for the Study of Political Graphics in partnership with the Otis' Integrated Learning Class Designing the Political led by faculty Guy Bennett and Kerri Steinberg.

Climate change, outsourced jobs, pollution, wars—globalization affects every aspect of life on this planet.  As the crises escalate and resources diminish, activists and artists throughout the world are speaking with a clarity and coherence exceeding that of most politicians. Their message: as our planet shrinks, we'd better all start getting along.

exhibiton image and Purely Observational / Everyday Political: Artwork of and inspired by Corita Kent
Curators: Nancy Jo Haselbacher and One Over One Printmaking
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 29, 5:30-7:30pm

Corita Kent focused on the importance of love, respect, and dignity for everyone throughout her career as an artist and a teacher. Her style and subject matter shifted with the political climate of the day and her relationship with the church, but this underlying current remained.  This exhibition includes a selection of work that reflects her ethical outlook and her inherent optimism about life. Using Corita Kent's teaching techniques of looking and systematic assignments, the One Over One Printmaking class at Otis College of Art and Design has selected a sampling of Corita's work to present alongside art they have produced in response to Kent's images and to the politics of our everyday lives.
 
One Over One Printmaking was a Communication Arts studio class offered at Otis in Fall 2011 and taught by faculty member and artist Nancy Jo Haselbacher. The student work presented in this exhibition was made by Liesel Plambeck, Andrew Rahn, Meghan Riley and Dan Zins. Thank you to Sasha Carrera, Director, Corita Art Center for making the archive and work available to the students and gallery.

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Also on view in LOS ANGELES:

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Decade of Dissent:
Democracy in Action 1965-1975

February 4 - April 28, 2012

West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

1965-1975 was a watershed decade for California and the country as a whole. Democracy was advanced at the ballot box, in the classroom and in the streets. Democracy embraces free speech, yet California’s students fought for the right to free speech.

Image: World Peace, Earl Newman, 1970, Venice, California