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Before x After the Opening: Todd Schorr's Designed for Extinction

Juxtapoz // Monday, 05 Jul 2010


Todd Schorr: Designed for Extinction is a solo exhibition featuring 50+ paintings and preliminary drawings from the last ten years by Los Angeles-based artist Todd Schorr, a leading figure in the Pop Surrealism and Lowbrow art movements.


Schorr says: “Like any artist of worth, it took many long years of struggle and investigative thought along with trial and error as well as constant honing of technique to reach the point where I felt I had created a language which, when spoken well, would command some semblance of purpose. I work in what is best described as a surreal style but filtered through the mind and eyes of what is, for better or worse, uniquely American.”

Todd Schorr with Nike CEO Mark Parker
Todd with Head of Nike Global Design Sandy Bodecker

Todd alongside Director of Galleries and Exhibitions at Otis Ben Maltz Gallery, Meg Linton

Last Gasp publisher Ron Turner smiles with the artist

The artist with (from left to right ) Mark Parker, Sandy Bodecker, Jason Maloney, Roger Wyett (Hurley CEO), and surf legend Bob Hurley


Artist’s website


Additional information on Todd Schorr: Designed for Extinction is available online at


Otis Continuing Education is offering exhibition-related, art-making workshops for kids and families during the exhibition July 10, 31, and August 21, 10am-12pm.

The gallery hosts a conversation with Schorr and Curator Meg Linton on Saturday, September 11 at 3pm.


Otis College of Art and Design

9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045




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