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Touring L.A. Real Estate Fraud with Maura Brewer

Friday, July 16 at 1 PM PST

In 1550 Blue Jay Way, C.O.L.A. 2021 Visual Art Fellow Maura Brewer returns to a familiar subject: the films of director Jess Bond (formerly known as Jessica Manafort, Paul Manafort’s oldest daughter). In 1550 Blue Jay Way, Brewer reworks Jess Bond’s most recent film, a small budget, neo-noir thriller called Rosy, to tell the story of a series of real estate frauds undertaken by Bond’s now ex-husband. In her rereading of this film, Brewer presents a portrait of Los Angeles, a city hollowed out by real estate fraud and speculation.


In this program, learn more about 1550 Blue Jay Way and take a virtual tour of real estate fraud in LA, mapped by Maura Brewer.

This program is free and open to all. Advance registration required. Register here.


About Maura Brewer:

Maura Brewer’s (b. 1975, Los  Angeles, California, she/her) work in video, performance and experimental fashion design investigates the construction of female subjects in mass culture. Brewer was a Whitney Independent Study Program fellow from 2014-2015, and received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. Her projects, videos and performances have been shown at MoMA, New York, MCA, Chicago, MUMOK, Vienna, and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, among others. Her video work is included in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Brewer is a professor at Roski School of Art and Design at USC.

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