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      June 16, 2010

      Wednesday  12:00 PM

      9045 Lincoln Boulevard
      Los Angeles, California 90045

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      Artist Joyce Kozloff lecture

      12:00pm - 01:30pm
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      Graduate Graphic Design presents Joyce Kozloff, who was born in Somerville, New Jersey in 1942, and received a BFA from Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA in 1964 and an MFA from Columbia University in 1967. Kozloff was a major figure in both the Pattern and Decoration and the Feminist art movements of the 1970s. In 1979, she began to focus on public art, increasing the scale of her installations and expanding the accessibility of her art to reach a wider audience. Kozloff has since executed a number of major commissions in public spaces, including: Dreaming: The Passage of Time for the United States Consulate, Art in Embassies Program in Istanbul, Turkey; The Movies: Fantasies and Spectacles for the Los Angeles Metro’s Seventh and Flower Station, CA; Caribbean Festival Arts for P.S. 218, New York, NY; New England Decorative Arts for the Harvard Square Subway Station, Cambridge, MA; and Bay Area Victorian, Bay Area Deco, Bay Area Funk for the International Terminal, San Francisco Airport, CA. Since the early 1990s, Kozloff has utilized mapping as a device for consolidating her long-time interests in history, culture, decorative, and popular arts. She initially concentrated on cities known to her, onto which patterns and images reflecting their colonial pasts were then overlaid. Subsequent series examined bodies of water and the inaccuracies of early maps from the so-called “Age of Discovery.” In 1999-2000, Kozloff was awarded the Jules Guerin Fellowship, Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome, Italy. During her yearlong residency abroad Kozloff conceived and completed Targets, a nine-foot walk-in globe in twenty-four sections, each of which is painted with an aerial map of a place that has been bombed by the U.S. in the years since World War II. A 2001 residency at the Bogliasco Foundation in Liguria, Italy provided the genesis for Boy's Art, a series of twenty-four collaged drawings based on maps, diagrams, and illustrations of historic battles, which examine the fascination with war shared by many young boys. An oversized artist’s book of these works was published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers in 2003. In her most recent series, China is Near, Kozloff explored the China accessible to her, conducting online research and visiting the Chinatowns of Mott Street, Manhattan; Main Street, Flushing, Queens; 8th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn; Webster Street, Oakland; and Grant Avenue, San Francisco â€" all destinations on the twenty-first century Silk Route. Her photographs convey the experience of these locations, capturing the sensory overload triggered by the surfeit of kitsch â€" gaudy trinkets, cheap apparel, and glittering electronics. Reveling in the ways this visual clutter rhymed with her own layered, dense aesthetic, Kozloff paired these images with collages incorporating drawings of old maps, imagery from recent Google searches, and Chinese characters and motifs. The resulting series, which will be published as a book by Charta this fall, presents a rich, immersive, unconventional chronicle of China, not a travelogue of a country visited, but of one traversed nonetheless. Recent solo exhibitions of Kozloff's work include: Joyce Kozloff: Co+Ordinates, Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA (2008); Joyce Kozloff: Voyages + Targets, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy (2006); Joyce Kozloff: Exterior and Interior Cartographies, Regina Gouger Miller Gallery of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA (2006); and Joyce Kozloff: Topographies, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach, VA (2002). Crossed Purposes, a major traveling exhibition pairing the work of Joyce Kozloff with that of her husband, photographer Max Kozloff, was organized by the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio and traveled to a number of museums around the country during 1999 and 2000. Kozloff's work has been included in countless important group exhibitions, including WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, which originated at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, CA in 2006 and traveled to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; P.S. 1 MOMA in Long Island City, NY; and the Vancouver Art Gallery in British Columbia, Canada.

      Ahmanson Forum, 1st floor Ahmanson Hall, 9045 Lincoln Blvd, L.A. 90045

      contact: coatey@otis.edu, 310-846-2591


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