A panel of nationally recognized curators, local arts professionals and community members from the Regional Connector project area in downtown Los Angeles has selected seven artists to create site-specific, integrated artworks for the Regional Connector project. The diverse range of accomplished artists includes:
Audrey Chan (1st St/Central Av Station)
Clare Rojas (1st St/Central Av Station)
Andrea Bowers (2nd St/Broadway Station)
Mark Steven Greenfield (2nd St/Broadway Station)
Clarence Williams (2nd St/Broadway Station)
Pearl C. Hsiung (2nd Pl/Hope St Station)
Mungo Thomson (2nd Pl/Hope St Station)
The artist selection panel carefully considered each artist’s professional qualifications and examples of past work in its decision-making. Panelists included Charles Gaines, artist; Leslie Ito, President and CEO, Japanese American Community Cultural Center; Renée Petropoulos, artist; Ed Schad, Assistant Curator, Broad Art Foundation, and; Lanka Tattersall, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
“I am really excited about how selected artists engaged most deeply with their specific sites. I think their projects will be a great contribution to the city’s culture and I look forward to experiencing them,” said Lanka Tattersall, Assistant Curator with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and a member of the artist selection panel.
“In considering the artwork proposals for Regional Connector stations, the panel took very seriously the day to day experience of both residents of Los Angeles and visitors while acknowledging the individual character of each station area within the larger fabric of the city,” said Ed Schad, Assistant Curator with the Broad Art Foundation and a member of the artist selection panel. “We were thrilled to have such talented, high-caliber artists to choose from and feel confident that the public will be excited about our selections.”
“Los Angeles is a creative capital and in the midst of extraordinary growth,” said Maya Emsden, Deputy Executive Officer, Creative Services. “What better way to convey the distinct histories, dynamics, and ambitions of downtown Los Angeles and our region than through the vision of artists? I am proud to add them to a long roster of Metro-commissioned artists whose work animates the transit environment for our customers.”
The public is invited to meet the artists, hear about their concepts and learn about community engagement activities on November 17 (details below). Stay tuned for posts on the artists and their projects.
Project Update & Meet-the-Artist Event
Thursday, November 17
6:00 – 8:00pm
Onni Times Square
145 S. Spring St. – Community Room
Los Angeles CA 90012
Banner image: Example of past work by Regional Connector selected artist Pearl C. Hsiung, Monster Gusher, 2007 (detail)