5 things to know about artworks for the future Expo/Crenshaw Station

Detail of artwork design by Rebeca Méndez for Expo/Crenshaw Station, concourse level.

In-progress artwork design by Rebeca Méndez for Expo/Crenshaw Station, concourse level.

Here are five things to know about each of the artworks-in-progress for the future Expo/Crenshaw Station. The artworks will contribute to a welcoming environment for riders and connect the station to surrounding neighborhoods.

Rendering showing a detail of in-progress artwork design by Erwin Redl for Expo/Crenshaw Station, street level.

Rendering showing a detail of in-progress artwork design by Erwin Redl for Expo/Crenshaw Station, street level.

Erwin Redl – Glass Entrance Pavilion

  1. Inspired by the glass panels at the nearby West Angeles Cathedral
  2. Artwork will be embedded in the glass panels comprisingthe street level entrance portal
  3. Glass pieces will be arranged in a radiating pattern like a burst of energy
  4. Hundreds of stained glass inserts will cast colorful reflections on the ground in the daytime, and move with the sun throughout the day
  5. Artwork will glow at night like a jewel box
Detail of artwork design by Rebeca Mendez for Expo/Crenshaw Station, concourse level.

Detail of in-progress artwork design by Rebeca Méndez for Expo/Crenshaw Station, concourse level.

Rebeca Méndez – Concourse Wall Mosaic

  1. One of two wall mosaics will be 10 feet tall and over 92 feet long
  2. Artist photographed the sky over a 24-hour period, taking a photograph every 15 minutes as part of her process.
  3. Artwork presents the “15 minute” photos, each as a slice of a beautiful sky panorama
  4. A second mosaic will be visible to viewers descending the escalators to the platform level
  5. This smaller mosaic touches on the theme of commuting through the eyes of the tern (bird), the animal kingdom’s world champion in long-distance migration
Detail of in-progress artwork design by Jaime Scholnick for Expo/Crenshaw Station, platform level.

Detail of in-progress artwork design by Jaime Scholnick for Expo/Crenshaw Station, platform level.

Jaime Scholnick – Platform Level Porcelain Enamel Steel

  1. Artwork is a collage of images based on photos of the community, presenting scenes that go from dawn to night.
  2. Artist spent many hours photographing the neighborhood around the station and talking to residents about their visions for the artwork as part of her process.
  3. Artwork design incorporates scenes photographed by 15 youth participants who contributed their perspectives on the community.
  4. Final design informed by 11,800+ photos
  5. 200 feet of colorful imagery on each wall along the track

 

Click here for more information about the Crenshaw/LAX Art Program.

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Past Crenshaw/LAX artwork stories on The Source:

Fourteen artists selected to create art for Crenshaw/LAX Line project

How you can be part of the artwork

Metro Art hosts free design workshops with local teens