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OS42 Final Projects are LIVE

05/10/20

From the Head of School:

It is an honor to welcome you to the culminating celebration of the semester. I would like to extend my deep gratitude to the parents for entrusting us with your greatest asset, your child; to the staff and faculty for quickly adapting to a new working model during an unfortunate epidemic; to the trustees for your unwavering support of Oxbow; and to the students for successfully rising to the occasion to make stellar work. It is times like these that remind us of the important role that art plays in our lives. Through a universally shared language, art has the capacity to heal and reveal untold stories that unite us. I know the work in this gallery will transport you, altering the lens through which you perceive the world. Enjoy!

Jennifer Jordan
Head of School

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Virtual Visiting Artist - Karina Esperanza Yanez

04/17/20

Karina Esperanza Yanez is the founder of Greetings from South L.A, (@greetingsfromsouthla) an arts-focused community resource. Karina has a demonstrated history of working in arts education and arts management and is committed to cultivating welcoming and inclusive art experiences for the youth of South Los Angeles. We talked with Karina about her own artistic and community oriented journey, as well as her musings on the future of community arts engagement. We'd like to extend a huge thank you to Karina for speaking with OS42!

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Virtual Visiting Artist - Alexeis Reyes

04/14/20

Alexeis Reyes is a multi-disciplinary artist born and raised in Cuba. Currently based in Los Angeles, his practice comprises of drawing, sculpture, video/sound, photography, and printmaking, emphasizing the role of research and process as materials.

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Who Are You?

04/13/20

The working subject matter of this specific project is: "Who are you?"
Considering the materials available to you, your drawings and writing should address this question. How can you best represent who you are using what you have available? You have all made artwork from found objects so you already have experience in the language of non-traditional materials, apply your experience to this challenge. Try doing some tests, put things side by side, try drawing with that strange thing that leaves a mark like you have never seen before and document these explorations, explore your world for ideas.

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Everyday Sculpture

04/13/20

Look around. Most everything you see could be a material for your next suite of sculptures. Create a minimum of 5 sculptures that you document as high-quality photographs on your phone or with digital camera. Consider the lighting, the background, the angle of the camera, etc. In addition to still photographs, you can use video to capture movement and show multiple aspects of the work. You may also choose to include a performance aspect and create some works inspired by “one-minute sculptures” in collaboration with someone else who shares your space.

As you plan please consider:

Balance
Humor
Each objects’ story, history, or purpose
Formal elements like color, shape, texture
Exercise care. Do not breaking stuff during your process! Do not endanger or injure yourself or others.
If you use food, do not render it inedible.

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