Glass artwork installed at Expo/Crenshaw Station pavilion entrance

Metro Art recently installed an artwork by Erwin Redl at the currently under construction Expo/Crenshaw Station.

This new artwork — titled Inside Out – Outside In – Inside Out — spans three glass walls of the station’s entrance pavilion and can be seen from the street.

The artwork is inspired by the stained glass across the street at the West Angeles Cathedral, an anchor of the Crenshaw community that is within view of the station’s entrance.

The artwork’s main feature is transparent trapezoids that cast patterns of color into the station by day to create a spectacular sundial effect and reflect the vibrancy of the surrounding neighborhood. By night, the interior light from the station will spill onto the surrounding sidewalk – a multicolored beacon that illuminates a pathway for passersby.

Learn more about the artwork here.

Learn more about the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project Art Program  here.

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Caption: The vibrant patter of color cast throughout the station entrance is inspired by neighboring West Angeles Cathedral

The vibrant pattern of color cast throughout the station entrance is inspired by neighboring West Angeles Cathedral

 

When viewed from a distance, the dynamic design also creates an illusion of bent glass panels.

When viewed from a distance, the dynamic design also creates an illusion of bent glass panels.

 

15 replies

  1. I’m still very interested in when the transit component of these art projects is supposed to open! Why won’t anyone answer me?

    • Doing my own research, the latest I’ve read is that stations on the north segment (to Fairview Heights) opens November 2022 and the rest opens July 2023.

      • Hi rebel049;

        There is no opening date set yet for the project. As soon as we know, we’ll let everyone know!

        Steve Hymon
        Editor, The Source

  2. When is Metro planning on revealing that the project will be opening 4 years behind schedule?

  3. Note sure if glass was the best choice in a urban environment. Will it hold up to vandals, things hitting it like bikes or hopefully not, cars?

  4. Is the line gonna open before 2021? I hope it’s before 2022 & the regional connector opening!