It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of the passing of Willie Robert Middlebrook, Jr., just one week after the opening of the Metro Expo Line, featuring Middlebrook’s artwork at the Expo/Crenshaw Station. Born in Detroit in 1957, Middlebrook relocated to Los Angeles in 1960. Over [continue reading]
Artwork installation has begun on the Metro Orange Line Extension! A few shots of the 27-foot-long ellipses designed by Ken Gonzales-Day for the Canoga Station are below. More information about the artwork is available here.
Exploring Expo? Then welcome to L.A.’s newest art gallery. A permanent exhibition at the new stations of the Expo Line is debuting this weekend. Here’s the press release, and you can [continue reading]
The art and destinations guide are posted after the jump. They can be downloaded as pdfs — destination here and art here — or you can view them on this blog using Scribd.
First, a plug: If you’re planning to attend this weekend’s Expo Line festivities, go ahead and subscribe to Metro on Twitter at @MetroLosAngeles, so you can follow our coverage in real time and share with us all your Expo thoughts and photos. Now, business: We’ll be the first to admit [continue reading]
Metro is offering two informational workshops for artists interested in upcoming art opportunities throughout our fast-growing transit system, including Phase 2 of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica. April 3, 2012 6:00 – 7:30 pm Santa Monica Main Library 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401 [continue reading]
Daniel González’s artwork for La Cienega/Jefferson Station illustrates the history of the Ballona Creek and the surrounding environs, including the people who have called the area home. The art panels reference the Mission and Californio periods, the film industry and contemporary art scene, as well as the Baldwin Hills dam [continue reading]
Jose Lozano presents a series of Lotería cards, based on a Mexican game of chance, in his artwork for Expo/La Brea Station. Similar to Bingo, Lotería uses images on a deck of cards instead of numbers. In text at the bottom of the cards, Lozano plays with the station name [continue reading]
Samuel Rodriguez presents images with fragments of building facades, vintage rail cars, human figures, and fictional characters in his artwork for the Expo Line’s Jefferson/USC Station. Each of the 20 art panels is visually divided by the silhouette of bike frame parts, resembling the layout of a comic book. The [continue reading]
The Intimacy of Place features a sea of faces representing a broad cultural mix of individuals who live and work in the 23rd Street station area. Taking advantage of the double-sided art panel configuration, Dierdorff populated the station with intimate portraits of fronts and backs of heads. His intent is [continue reading]