The CalArts MFA class of 2012 is delighted to invite you to the catalog launch and closing reception of our Graduate Exhibition on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, from 6-10 pm at the LA Mart in Downtown, Los Angeles.
The exhibition includes works by thirty-five MFA students from the programs in Art, Photography & Media, and Art & Technology:
Shagha Ariannia, Daniel Axe, Larissa Brantner James, Johanna Breiding, James Brush, Krista Buecking, Akina Cox, Malene Dam (in collaboration with Heather M. O'Brien), Danielle Dean, Gracie DeVito, Sean C. Flaherty, Patrick Flood, Andrea Franco, David Gutierrez, Anitra Haendel, Mary Hill, Guiyoung Hwang, Joshua Logan, Alexander Meadows, Robbie Nock, Joni Noe, Tyler Matthew Oyer, Sarah Petersen, Mary Rasmussen, Kari Reardon, Christopher Reynolds, Nick Rodrigues, Daney Saylor, Rowan Smith, Jonathan Takahashi, Benjamin Tong, Liz Toonkel, Ariane Vielmetter, Esther Pearl Watson, and Joseph Zorrilla.
We are very pleased to be working with Catherine Taft, a Los Angeles-based curator, writer, and critic, in organizing the exhibition and its accompanying catalog. The catalog will be available at the opening reception, and will feature essays by seven emerging writers and by members of the CalArts faculty. We are excited to be taking over LA Mart's sprawling concourse level, home to last September's artist-run project space, CO/LAB, at ArtPlatform.
Catherine Taft is a project specialist at the Getty Research Institute and was recently named a directing member of Human Resources, Los Angeles. She is co-editing the forthcoming book Double Issue: A Document of the Pacific Standard Time Performance and Public Art Festival and has contributed to a number of exhibition catalogs. Her writing is regularly featured in several publications, including Artforum, ArtReview, and Modern Painters.
The exhibition is made possible by Art Platform, Los Angeles and ARTRA Curatorial. LA Mart is located at 1933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90007. The exhibition is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 12-5 pm, June 1st - June 23rd. Refreshments will be served, and validated parking will be available during the opening and closing receptions.