Tapping the Third Realm

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Tapping the Third Realm
Curated by: Meg Linton, Carolyn Peter

Otis College of Art and Design
Bronya and Andy Galef Center for Fine Arts, 9045 Lincoln Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045
September 22nd, 2013 - December 8th, 2013
Opening: September 22nd, 2013 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Tue-Fri 10-5p; Thu 10-9; Sat-Sun 12-4


LOS ANGELES, CA - July 30, 2013 - The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design (OTIS) and the Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) are pleased to present an exhibition of contemporary art entitled Tapping the Third Realm on view September 22 through December 8, 2013. Opening reception takes place on the fall equinox, Sunday, September 22, 3pm-6pm (3pm-5pm OTIS; 4pm-6pm LMU) followed by three months of related exhibition programming listed below.

A large group exhibition, Tapping the Third Realm presents the work of thirty-three artists who deal with ideas of spirituality through four main avenues: conjuring, communication, collaboration and chance. It explores how artists tap into another dimension, whether it be a place of spirits, ideas of heaven, or the collective unconscious. Elements of magic, witchcraft, and profound attention or intuition are evident in the artists' creative processes. In this collection of work there are portals to the spirit world, communications with the dead, spells manifested in glass, prayers as drawings, potions as paintings, and dreams transformed into sculpture. This exhibition is curated by Meg Linton, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Ben Maltz Gallery, Otis College of Art and Design and Carolyn Peter, Director and Curator, Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University.

Public Programming:  


Sunday, September 22, Free

Opening Reception - Fall Equinox

OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery 3pm-5pm / LMU Laband Art Gallery 4pm-6pm

Meet the artists and join us for a ritual art performance by the Mythic Players, sponsored by Temple of the Goddess, directed by Xia and Ananda at 3:15pm (OTIS) and 4:45pm (LMU).


Tuesday, September 24, 12:15pm-1:15pm, Free

Gallery Talk by British artist Chris Bucklow and New Zealand artist Dane Mitchell

LMU Laband Art Gallery


Wednesday, October 16, 6pm, Free with reservation

A Literary Evening with Author Alicia Gaspar de Alba

LMU William H. Hannon Library, Von der Ahe Suite, 3rd Floor

RSVP 310.338.5234 or

Alicia Gaspar de Alba reads from her book Calligraphy of the Witch (2012) followed by a conversation with Tapping the Third Realm curators Meg Linton and Carolyn Peter. This event is co-sponsored by LMU's William H. Hannon Library, Laband Art Gallery, Chicana/o Studies, and Chicano Latino Student Services, and OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery.


Friday, October 18, 7-9pm, Free

Full Moon Event I: The Summoning - a site specific theatrical performance

Starts at LMU Laband Art Gallery

Under the direction of Professor Kevin Wetmore, LMU Theatre Arts students perform a site-specific Renaissance-inspired work at LMU's Laband Art Gallery and lead the audience on a spiritual and physical journey to the OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery. Program begins at LMU at 7pm and finishes at OTIS by 9pm. Dress for the evening weather and wear walking shoes.


Saturday, November 9, 2pm, Free

Exploration of the Labyrinth with artist Linda Ekstrom

Starts at Crescent Park West in Playa Vista (between Pacific Promenade and Bay Park Drive, Playa Vista 90094, street parking)

Artist Linda Ekstrom shares the history of the labyrinth as a tool for meditation and prayer. Meet at the Playa Vista Labyrinth designed by Beth Thielen at Crescent Park at 2pm. Afterwards join curators Meg Linton and Carolyn Peter for a tour of Tapping the Third Realm at LMU's Laband Art Gallery and OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery.


Saturday, November 16, 9am-4pm, $75 with registration

Tapping the Third Realm with Artist Ruth Ann Anderson: Creating an Artist Book

OTIS Ahmanson Hall, 1st Floor Check-in

A workshop focused on accessing your spiritual self through the creation of a handmade artist book. Explore a spiritual approach to art-making including use of self-reflection, transformation, and the cyclical nature of the full moon. Class materials included. To register: 310 665 6950 [Reg# 25401 / non-credit]


Sunday, November 17, 4pm-6pm, Free

Full Moon Event II: The Atomic Priesthood - a site-specific ritual/performance/journey

Starts at OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery

Join artist and Atomic Priest Bryan McGovern Wilson on a lunar experience from OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery to LMU's Laband Art Gallery. The Atomic Priesthood is an ongoing, multidisciplinary art project that draws from the unique history of nuclear waste management. Program begins at OTIS at 4pm and finishes at LMU by 6pm. Dress for the late afternoon weather and wear walking shoes.


Sunday, December 8, 12pm-4pm, Free

Closing reception for Tapping the Third Realm

OTIS Ben Maltz Gallery and LMU's Laband Art Gallery



Artist Amanda Yates Garcia is the City Oracle ready to answer questions at LMU while at OTIS Annie Buckley offers a brief history and readings from her new project "The People's Tarot" and Guru Rugu hosts the experimental meditation center of los angeles for a closing ceremony of group realm-tapping.


OTIS and LMU are pleased to partner this fall on a larger series of free community events called SPACES BETWEEN, a series of exhibitions, performances, talks, rituals, and workshops that explore dimensions of the supernatural. Visit the program website for more 




Tapping the Third Realm spans two neighboring galleries in Westchester — Ben Maltz Gallery at OTIS and Laband Art Gallery at LMU. The artwork is different at each location.

Closed Mondays and Nov 27-Dec 1 


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