Upcoming Metro artist talk at Art Share L.A. in the downtown Arts District

Curious about the artwork design for the future Metro rail maintenance facility in the downtown Arts District? Ever wonder how artists make the leap from their studios to public realm?

Hear from Metro commissioned artists Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues of Ball-Nogues Studio, who will share their concept for the future Metro rail maintenance facility (Maintenance of Way building) in a talk hosted by Art Share L.A., an organization in the Arts District. The artists will discuss their art practice from concept inspiration and design through installation of a public artwork.

Long time collaborators based in Los Angeles, Ball and Nogues met at SCI-Arc in their undergraduate years. Together they developed a distinct style, drawing from a shared design background matched with an experimental approach to sculpture fabrication. Evidenced by their extensive portfolio of local and international projects, their approach never yields the same artwork.

The talk will be followed by an informal mixer. Join us and meet the artists on Thursday, May 18 from 7 to 10 p.m. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Location: Art Share L.A., 801 E. 4th Place, Los Angeles, CA 90013

The future Metro rail maintenance facility (Maintenance of Way building) will increase maintenance capacity serving the Metro Red and the expanding Purple Line. While the building will house authorized personnel only, the artwork will be highly visible to the public on the building façade. The building will be located at 590 S. Santa Fe Ave. (or on Santa Fe Ave. just north of the new 6th Street Viaduct).

Art Share L.A. supports artists by providing a creative environment for them to reside, develop, perform, and exhibit. Learn more here.

Click here for more information about Metro’s art program, including our popular docent-led art tours. You can also follow Metro Art on FacebookTumblr and Instagram.

Banner image:  Example of past work by artists Ball-Nogues Studio, Cradle, Santa Monica, 2010 (detail)