Thursday, February 6, 2014 - Saturday, March 8, 2014
Devon Tsuno: Watershed
OxyArts is pleased to present Devon Tsuno: Watershed, an exhibition of new work by emerging artist Devon Tsuno. Tsuno is a Los Angeles native who uses elements of the city’s urbanscape to create signature iconography.
As an exhibition, Watershed examines Tsuno’s deep relationship with regional waterways, especially the San Gabriel and Los Angeles Rivers and their tributaries. Through his research and experiences, the artist, a lifelong local fishing enthusiast, developed an interest in the non-native plant life that has grown up in the waterways and has become part of the ecosystem. Tsuno photographs the various watershed elements. He distills the images to form his highly layered system and creates paintings and prints that depict his perception Los Angeles.
A series of paintings, prints and unique artist books will be included in the exhibition. The paintings are created from a rich mix of media including acrylic and aerosol paints and handmade papers sourced from The Netherlands, India and Japan. Tsuno’s most recent experimentations have resulted in a series of prints created with a Risograph, a 1980s-era printing system using technology similar to fax machines and designed for high-volume photocopying and printing. Additionally, for the exhibition Tsuno has created a series of artist’s books in collaboration with Occidental’s Book Arts classes using both risograph and letterpress techniques. The book project will evolve over the span of the exhibition.
About Devon Tsuno
Los Angeles-native Devon Tsuno currently lives and works in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles and has exhibited internationally in South Korea, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Japan, and New Zealand. Recent solo exhibitions include Azusa Pacific University (Los Angeles), Roppongi 605 (Tokyo), and PØST (Los Angeles). Notable U.S. exhibitions include the Hammer Museum Venice Beach Biennial, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and Torrance Art Museum. Recent collaborations include projects with Sony and Finishing School. Tsuno was an artist in residence at Chloë Flores FB, and Stichting Kaus Australis in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
A Talk by Genevieve Clutario: Project Colonialism
Genevive Clutario, PhD will give a talk entitled "Project Colonialism: U.S. Civilizing Missions, Filipinas, and the Politics of Fashion." The talk will use the lenses of gender, race,a nd fashion to examine the connections between U.S. civilizing missions and ideologies of American Orientalism in the U.S. territories like the Philippines during the early twentieth century.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Careers in Publishing Info Session
Join representatives from the Columbia Publishing Course to learn about the multitude of career options in book, magazine, and digital media publishing. The "Careers in Publishing" information session will offer an introduction to departments, companies, career trajectory, and what students can do NOW to prepare for the publishing job market.
Attendees will also learn more about the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism's Columbia Publishing Course, an intensive introduction to all aspects of book, magazine, and digital media publishing, from evaluations of manuscripts to the sales and marketing of finished products. At CPC students learn directly from leaders in the industry--writers, editors, publishers, design directors, illustrators, advertising experts, and publicists. Geared to recent college graduates and culminating in a job fair, the course also includes extensive preparation for the job market. Recent graduates have landed at Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster,Scholastic, GQ.com, Glamour, Buzzfeed, and Slate.com.
For more information visit http://www.jrn.columbia.edu/
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Breathing & Eating Chinese
A Conversation with Authors Jen Lin-Liu and Craig Simons
Born in Chicago and raised in Southern California, Jen Lin-Liu attended Columbia University and went to China in 2000 as a Fulbright Fellow. The founder of Black Sesame Kitchen, a Beijing cooking school, she is the auther of On the Noodle Road: From Beijing to Rome with Love and Pasta (Riverhead, 2013) and Serve the People: A Stir-Fried Journey Through China (Harcourt, 2008). She has written about food, culture, and travel for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Newsweek, Travel & Leisure, and other publications. She lives in Chengdu, China.
Craig Simons was the Asia bureau chief for Cox Newspapers from 2005 until 2009 and before that wrote about China and Asia for Newsweek, Reuteu, and other publications. He first moved to China as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1996. In 2009, he was a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. He earned a master's defree from the Regional Studies East Asia Program at Harvard in 2001. His most recent publication is The Devouring Dragon (2013).
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - Friday, February 7, 2014
2014 ECLS Comps Talks
Session 1 (2:30-4:00 in JSC Salsbury Young): Hilary Jones, Hannah Mandel, Sarah Martellaro, and Vivien Reece.
Session 2 (2:30-4:00 in JSC Salsbury): Rachael McClure, David Weightman, Alexandra Loomer and Jason Gee.
Session 3 (4:15-5:45 in JSC Salsbury Young): Madeline Jaffe, Lucia Stodder, Sarah Shirley, and Maeve MacLysaght.
Session 4 (4:15-5:45 in JSC Salsbury): Jasper Creegan, Juliet Suess, Katherine Bustamante, and Asia Maung.
Session 1 (2:30-4:00 in JSC Salsbury Young)
1. Hilary Jones, “Sublimity and Lockwood's Unreliable Narration in Wuthering Heights”
2. Hannah Mandel, “The Real Romanticism: The Redefinition of the Eighteenth Century Child Through William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience”
3. Sarah Martellaro, “Persuasion for Social Mobility in Jane Austen's Persuasion”
4. Vivien Reece, "’Sugar-Baited Words’: The Lure of Language in Christina Rossetti's ‘Goblin Market’"
Session 2 (2:30-4:00 in JSC Salsbury)
1. Rachel McClure, “’Not What You Would Expect’: Nella Larsen Shatters Fantasies of Agency and Wholeness in Passing"
2. David Weightman, “’A Sham Civilization’:Mark Twain’s Medieval Satire in the Evasion of Huckleberry Finn”
3. Alexandra Loomer, “The Daughters of King Lear: An Apology for Women and Centaurs”
4. Jason Gee, “An Investigation of Community and Conflict in Sophocles' Antigone”
Session 3 (4:15-5:45 in JSC Salsbury Young)
1. Madeline Jaffe, “Inescapable Gothicism in O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, or, a Modern, Modern Prometheus”
2. Lucia Stodder, “Reevaluating Masculinity Through Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin”
3. Sarah Shirley, "’To Light Me Along the Dark Passage’: An Exploration of Identity in Jean Rhys’s Wide Sargasso Sea”
4. Maeve MacLysaght, “’Bow Down’: Intimacy through Submission in Djuna Barnes’ Nightwood”
Session 4 (4:15-5:45 in JSC Salsbury)
1. Jasper Creegan, “The Implications of Law in Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian”
2.Juliet Suess, “Language and Translation in Things Fall Apart: A reverse conquest”
3. Katherine Bustamante, "The Sexy Subaltern: Reimagining India through Sex in Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things"
4. Asia Maung, “’A.E.I.O.U.’: On Debts, Selfhood, and the Orientalism of the Irish Literary Revival in James Joyce's Ulysses”
Friday, February 7, 2014
Andy Rice on Narrative Cinema: Camerawork, Choreography and Affect in Alma Har'el's "Bombay Beach"
The Oxy Community is invited to a research presentation by MAC Finalist Andy Rice.
This presentation draws from the notion of “weak theory” articulated in the affect theory of the American behavioral psychologist Silvan Tomkins and adapted into critical theory through the writing of Eve Sedgwick to perform a close analysis of Alma Har’el’s cinematography and choreography in Bombay Beach (2011). A music video director by trade, Har'el shot this hybrid documentary in the eponymous rural community of California’s Imperial Valley desert in the wake of the economic recession of 2008. Sedgwick introduced the idea of weak theory and reparative reading to temper what she saw as the more aggressive theory of paranoid readings driven by a “self-confirming” sense that critique can give us the ideological truth of a text. Adapting Sedgwick's approach to an analysis of Har’el’s observational camerawork and collaborations with dancers, this presentation interprets the film text to invite consideration of Har’el’s production work as an intersubjective, affective process. Building on this analysis, I propose a concept, reparative cinema, through which to theorize a form of nonfiction filmmaking that blends the documentary traditions of observation and interview with performance practices like staging, reenactment, and choreography.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Genevieve Clutario on Japanese American Internment During World War II
Genevieve Clutario, a candidate for Modern U.S. History, presents a teaching demonstration entitled "Japanese American Internment in California During World War II." The class asks students to consider how racism, questions of citizenship, and xenophobia radically impacted Japanese American lives and the racial landscape of California.