The latest in our series of artworks celebrating neighborhoods in Los Angeles County features Eagle Rock and was created by Alexis Disselkoen. As part of our “Through the Eyes of Artists” series, the public is invited to meet the artist and receive a free, signed copy of her poster on Friday, January 27, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Eagle Rock Farmers’ Market at 2035 Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90041.
Upon closer inspection, the photographs in the poster reveal a subtle survey of the history of the community. Each sign, like each street, is unique and vital and a part of this urban village’s small town persona.
In the words of Alexis Disselkoen,“Over a number of days I collected nearly 200 unique street sign images. Over the grid of diverse street signs are images of the shadow of the Eagle Rock. Can you find them all? The streets are stand-ins for the diverse citizens, schools, restaurants, markets, cafes and modes of transportation. A contemporary look at the neighborhood yields quite different results than a look at the neighborhood of the past.”
Alexis Disselkoen was born and raised in Los Angeles. She is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses performance, photography, textiles and text to express her view of living in Los Angeles. She has presented her work at Eternal Telethon, Perform Wow!, Machine and Las Cienegas Projects. She is currently teaching at the Roski School of the Arts at the University of Southern California. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine.
About “Through the Eyes of Artists”
In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the “Through the Eyes of Artists” poster series. The purpose of the award-winning series is to increase ridership by encouraging the public to access the Metro system and enjoy traveling to the many neighborhoods within Los Angeles County. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed on board Metro trains and buses and Eagle Rock is the 33rd in the series.
View the entire poster series by clicking here.