Harmon, Madeline. “Take a look-see at Looky See,” Los Angeles Loyolan, September 11, 2008.


For those of you looking to really squeeze those last few drops out of summer, head over to the Ben Maltz Gallery on the campus of Otis College of Art and Design for the last weekend of their summer exhibition entitled "Looky See: A Summer Show." "Looky See" features both representational and abstract work by twenty-nine dynamic artists. Many of these artists are from Los Angeles who have captured their ideas using everything from intricately cut paper-threaded together, to ornately arranged beads imbedded in a large foam sculpture. Aside from the two breathtaking installations featured in the main room, a few pieces definitely worth waking up early on Saturday for are the vibrant watercolor and acrylic paintings "Potentilla Multijuga" and "Romulea Sulphrea" by the talented Penelope Gottlieb. These two vivid images offer a different perspective with every new glance. Otis alum Tucker Neel presents a comical outlook on art, government structures, and life in general to those who lack a refined artistic eye. Neel's set of quirky ink drawings on notebook paper peek into his fascinating mind and even provide whimsical phrases to reflect on, such as, "If you are going to have children train them to become lucid dreamers." On the whole, "Looky See" is an enjoyable collection of assorted artworks for everyone's taste. The show is free of charge and the closing reception will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Tucker Neel