Otis College Coleman lecturer

Artist Yamand™ Canosa has been named the fall 2006 Jennifer Howard Coleman Distinguished Lecturer and Resident in the Otis College of Art and Design Fine Arts Department.

Canosa is conducting a master painting class with junior and senior painting students and one-on-one critiques with undergraduate and graduate students in conjunction with a solo exhibition of his work, Three Spots.

“Three Spots,” which features new paintings, drawings and a site-specific wall mural, continues through Saturday, December 9th, at the Otis Ben Maltz Gallery, 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester.

Admission is free and visitor parking is available at the La Tijera Boulevard parking structure.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; but closed Thursday through Monday, November 23rd to 27th.

Information, (310) 665-6905 or visit the Web sites at www.otis .edu and www.tomasmarch.com

Meg Linton, director of the Ben Maltz Gallery and Otis Public Programs, is the curator of Three Spots.

A catalogue documenting the exhibition and Canosa’s residency will be available in the spring.

Canosa’s paintings, drawings and installations approach images, optics and poetry from a conceptual viewpoint of “landscape as perceptual experience,” says an Otis spokesman.

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1954, Canosa studied at the Architectural University in Montevideo before moving to Barcelona, Spain in 1975.

Represented by GalerÌa Tom·s March, he has exhibited in Europe and South America.

In the United States, his work was included in Picasso to Plensa: A Century of Spanish Art, which was organized by the DalÌ Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida and traveled to the Albuquerque Museum in New Mexico.

Dispersions: A Decade of Art from Spain, Selections from the Coca Cola Espa“a Foundation Collection was displayed at the Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Florida.

Canosa’s most recent exhibition was at GalerÌa Laura Marsiaj in Rio de Janeiro.

The Coleman Distinguished Lecturer and Resident program was created in partnership with The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation to honor the memory of Jennifer Howard Coleman, an artist and Otis alumna.

The program highlights and recognizes prominent contemporary painters by awarding an annual lectureship and residency.