Field Studies LA for Integrated Practice Course Fall 2017

Updated: Dec 6, 2018

Head of Fibers Emily Nachison and Instructor-in-Residence Kristin Cammermeyer travel with MFA students to LA and Joshua Tree for Integrated Practice. A selection of destinations, studio visits, and sites below...

Friday, October 20

Luis de Jesus, opens at 10am

2685 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

"Disruptive Perspectives,” collects pictures from the none-of-the-above/just-me lives on the boundaries between binary categories of gender and sexuality. Central to the exhibition, the series “Relationship” documents a period when the then-couple Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, now co-producers on the TV show “Transparent,” were sort of cross-transitioning, Drucker male to female and Ernst vice versa.

Honor Fraser, 10:30 visit with William Leavitt at his show

2622 La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

The scene was employed as a set in William Leavitt's new film Cycladic Figures, and its recontextualization as a sculpture suggests that Leavitt isn't just creating images within which a narrative may take place but an entire alternate reality on a parallel plane. By displaying sets from his plays or films as sculptural installations and by including his paintings in the sets for his plays or films, Leavitt destabilizes the medium and location of his works. The result yields multiple perspectives: an array of objects in physical space, a suggested narrative playing out in the viewer's mind, and a working set in a film.

Anat Ebgi, 11:30am visit with gallery director Stefano Di Paola

2660 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Inspired by lowbrow landscapes and themed hotel decor, the immersing atmosphere within is suffused with affectations of tackiness. Minute detail animates a world that defies logic but somehow subsumes you. ….Suspended between elegance and tawdriness, the completely immersing, uncanny environment of this tableau offers no answers but transcends its tinsel origins to almost awe-inspiring effect. -ARTILLARY mag

Cherry and Martin

2712 S. La Cienega Boulevard

Regen meet at Regen at 1:30pm

6750 California State Route 2, Los Angeles, CA 90038

The exhibition will examine the influence of the Latin American diaspora by bringing together a group of works by international artists living and working beyond the geographical limits of Latin America. Spanning a variety of media from the 1940s to the present, the exhibition will feature painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video, performance, and installation. Shown together, the works in the installation represent the result of a dialogue between Cruzvillegas and Kuri, who are also long time friends and colleagues, creating an idealized world of cultural exchange that is defined by affinities rather than differences.


6757 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Erlea Maneros Zabala's conceptual practice redirects our attention from the experience of looking to how and why this information has been placed in front of us. Using appropriation, reproduction and seriality, she often begins by culling together a group of images in order to analyze how they are composed, displayed and archived.

Hannah Hoffman

1010 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Chainmail dresses in muted greys and pinks- The objects in this show are gorgeously Astoic and fierce yet forcibly restrained. - la weekly

Elaine Cameron Weir

Steve Turner

6830 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Rasgado’s installation and his selection of artworks address both impermanence and transformation while offering a subtle commentary on building walls. All the works contain material or form that was used in some other way before they became works of art, and the artist thinks of this transformation as a form of alchemy in which the ephemeral becomes ever-lasting while the new artworks still retain some remnant of the cultural content from their previous use.


7000 Santa Monica Blvd.

Various Small Fires

812 North Highland Avenue


Hammer, FREE, 4pm, open until 8pm on Fridays, $2 parking in garage under museum

10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Machine Project 8:30pm performance, $20

1200 D North Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA 90026

Inspired in part by classical mythology and cartoons of the 1930s, Hartman was moved to create a comedy about such timely themes as war, race, power, and sexual repression. “The play is meant to be funny, raunchy, and stupid, yet supported by a complex text,” Hartman told Hyperallergic via email. The adults-only performance has two levels of seating: $20 for general admission, and $40 for the coveted “Apex Bitch Balcony Seating,” which provides an optimal viewing spot accessible only via ladder. -hyperallergic


Saturday, October 21

Candice Lin Studio Visit - 10-11am

2385 Glenrose Avenue, Altadena, CA 91001

Wildness, or “going gaga” (to use a relevant concept from Jack Halberstam’s book Gaga Feminism), in my work is a way of erupting closed, normative systems. It is too senseless and boring to live and make work without wildness. Being prolific is another word for being very engaged and interested in the world. Because I live in a world I choose and make, and not some world I am given by others, then of course I’m deeply interested in this world, and have torrents of ideas I’m constantly thinking and making. I think the wild and the prolific are linked.

Deceptive familiarity is important in my work to an extent, to ground the broadest form of imagining a new future where social interactions and power structures might be very different. For instance, in A Future Ethnography of Power (2012) I wanted to reference the familiar ethnographic displays found at natural history museums colliding with the undulating organics of sci-fi forms. The collapsing of two familiars makes it possible to wonder without being overwhelmed. To envision a future in which patriarchal power is just a castrated, shriveled relic that we look at with odd fascination.

BBQ LA - 11:30 meeting with them

2315 Jesse Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023


670 S Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023


601 South Anderson Street, Los Angeles, CA 90023


300 South Mission Road

356 Mission

356 South Mission Road

ICA, 2-3pm, 11am-7pm, Free

1717 E 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90021

Hauser & Wirth, opens 10/21, open 6-9pm

901 East 3rd Street, Los Angeles CA 90013


2276 E 16th Street Los Angeles CA 90021


2245 E Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90021

Commonwealth & Council

3006 W 7TH ST STE 220 Los Angeles CA 90005

Park View

836 S. Park View Street #8, Los Angeles, CA 90057

Marciano 4:45pm - We have 12 Free tickets reserved, open until 6pm

4357 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Redcat - 8pm Jacolby Satterwhite, $12

631 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

High Desert Test Sites

Saturday, October 21

Glenn-Murray & Co.

Location: The Sky Village Swap Meet, Joshua Tree

An Ephemeral History of High Desert Test Sites: 2002-2015

Location: Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, Joshua Tree

Community Notice Board: Fiona Connor

Location: Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, Joshua Tree

Trophy Modern House: Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs and Ry Rocklen

Location: Trophy Modern House, Joshua Tree

Rite of Fall: Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs (w/ costumes by Nancy Stella Soto, featuring Janai Leeb, Jess Basta, Jiha Lee, and Tany Ling)

Location: Trophy Modern House, Joshua Tree

Hole Foods Pit Stop by Bob Dornberger and Sarah Witt

Location: Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, Joshua Tree

Rite of Fall: Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs (w/ costumes by Nancy Stella Soto, featuring Janai Leeb, Jess Basta, Jiha Lee, and Tany Ling)

Location: Trophy Modern House, Joshua Tree

Edie Fake with the Glass Outhouse

Location: Glass Outhouse Art Gallery, Wonder Valley

Chill Out: Oliver Payne

Location: Iron Age Road, Wonder Valley

The Palm Talks

Location: Palms Restaurant, Wonder Valley


Sunday: Joshua Tree, October 22

High Desert Test Sites

Community Center Breakfast Fundraiser by Bob Dornberger and Sarah Witt

Location: Copper Mountain Mesa Community Center, Joshua Tree

Guided Meditation

Location: Dhamma Dena Vipassina Center, Joshua Tree

Table Reading by Neil Doshi

Location: Andy’s Gamma Gulch Parcel, Pioneertown

Noah Purifoy

Lunch at Pappy + Harriet’s

Bob Carr’s Crystal Cave - Sunday 7am-2pm

A-Z Planar Pavilions at A-Z West

Art Queen & Crochet Museum