Metro Artworks

Chris Jordan, Intolerable Beauty

Intolerable Beauty

Artist(s):

Project Description Beautiful photo images depict piles of the not so beautiful remains of mass consumption, serving as visual reminders of the roles we all play in America’s unsustainable culture. Artist Statement “I am appalled by these scenes, and yet also drawn into them with awe and fascination. The immense scale of our consumption can appear desolate, macabre, oddly comical and ironic, and even darkly beautiful; for me its consistent feature is a staggering complexity.” About the Artist CHRIS JORDAN has exhibited his work internationally and is the recipient of the Greenleaf Award and a Lannan Foundation Production Grant. Based in San Francisco, Jordan’s focus on sustainability and waste not only have afforded him exhibition opportunities but also speaking engagements at Green symposiums and conferences. Display year: 2010 – 2013 Locations: 7th St/Metro Center Station No longer on display

Michiko Yao, Passing Lily

Photographic Lightbox Series

This series of photo-based artwork that rotates throughout lightboxes installed at five Metro transit stations provides a traveling platform for temporary exhibitions of photographic art that engage a broad range of Metro riders and geographies en route to their destinations.