LOS ANGELES – February, 2012 – Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to present the exhibitions Globalize THIS! International Graphics of Resistance and Purely Observational / Everyday Political: Artwork of and inspired by Corita Kent to be held March 17 – April 14, 2012 at Ben Maltz Gallery. A public opening reception takes place Thursday, March 29, 5:30-7:30pm.
Purely Observational / Everyday Political: Artwork of and Inspired by Corita Kent
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. For more information about the archive visit www.corita.org