Variations of a Whole, curated by Otis alumna Jeseca Dawson (’12 Graduate Public Practice), combines the work of thirteen artists from both undergraduate and graduate programs in Fine Arts and Public Practice. The work is evidence of the students' exploration of ideas and materials, as well as their desire to manifest meaningful forms of self-expression. It exemplifies artists in the process of finding their own voice as they investigate identity, experimentation, social responsibility, art theory and the tension between human and natural production.
Carol Zou creates methods for individuals/communities to appropriate public spaces, in order to question the imbalances of power embedded in the notion of 'public' space. As such she co-organizes the knit graffiti collective Yarn Bombing Los Angeles, and is creating a set of pedagogical materials about the gendering of public space for her MFA in Public Practice.
Artists: William Jon Bengtson (BFA Fine Arts), Alexia E. Bernal (BFA Fine Arts), Corinne Bernard (BFA Fine Arts), Derek Corns (BFA Fine Arts), Sean Cully (MFA Fine Arts), Janet E. Dandridge (MFA Fine Arts), Víctor Albarracín Llanos (MFA Public Practice), Laura Lindlief (BFA Fine Arts), Chelsea McCarthy (BFA Fine Arts), Angelica Sanchez (BFA Fine Arts), Yasmin Than (MFA Fine Arts), Rachel Wolfe (MFA Fine Arts), Carol Zou (MFA Public Practice)
Curated by Jeseca Dawson (OTIS '12 Graduate Public Practice), Ben Maltz Gallery Curatorial Assistant/PST Coordinator.