Moody textures and dramatic mountains rise over the streets of Canoga Park in the latest Metro Art’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series which is viewable in the Metro fleet now through early July.
Artist Sevag Mahserejian felt that his Canoga Park community could not be summed up in a single moment, so he layered paint, drawing and digital collage to focus on the consistency of the hills that overlook this San Fernando Valley neighborhood.
In addition to the powerful and unchanging natural landscape, the artist depicted local landmarks, including the Madrid Theatre (built in 1926) and Our Lady of the Valley Parish (1921). Both are shown alongside Canoga Park High School, whose assembly hall over the years hosted Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Stretching palms and a variety of storefronts along Topanga Canyon and Sherman Way also contribute to the vibrant layers that continue to evolve and flourish in the San Fernando Valley community.
Save the date! Meet artist Sevag Mahserejian and receive a free, signed copy of his poster at Canoga Park Art Walk’s upcoming Canoga Pop II event:
Canoga Pop II
Art Walk and Music Festival
Thursday, June 16 from 5-9pm
Owensmouth Ave and Sherman Way, Canoga Park, CA 91303
Metro Art staff will also be onhand with posters and information on Metro Art programs.
Go Metro to the Canoga Park Artwalk! Take Metro G Line (Orange) Sherman Way Station.
About the Artist
SEVAG MAHSEREJIAN (b. 1986, California) fuses culture, painting, theatre and writing with a whimsical and dreamlike approach. His paintings reveal multiple layers, textures and colors that communicate his Armenian heritage as well as cultural synergies and differences to connect with the natural world and life’s simple pleasures as they impact perception. Mahserejian graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2009. His artworks have been exhibited throughout the United States and particularly in Los Angeles County, where he lives and works.
About Through the Eyes of Artists
In the tradition of celebrating transportation through colorful travel destination posters, Metro Art commissions a diverse range of Los Angeles artists to create original artworks for the Through the Eyes of Artists poster series. Established in 2003, the posters are displayed on board Metro trains and buses.
View Sevag Mahserejian’s poster here.
View other works in the Through the Eyes of Artists series here.
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Love this! As someone who was born and raised in Canoga Park, the art piece captures beautiful historical buildings in the community!