Exhibitions, Through the Eyes of Artists

East Hollywood

Ana Serrano, East Hollywood

Project Description

A bustling community, vibrant architectural façades and lush flora harmonize with the Hollywood landmarks dotting this cityscape’s mountainous backdrop. Celebrating the vitality and diversity of East Hollywood, a flagpole at the heart of this snapshot of daily life proudly reflects the neighborhood’s Armenian, Mexican, Salvadoran and Thai heritage.

Artist Statement

“Although East Hollywood is home to many cultural landmarks and important institutions, I chose to create a streetscape that represents a routine day, because what truly makes a neighborhood special are its residents and how they choose to engage with their environment.”

About the Artist

ANA SERRANO (b. 1983, Los Angeles) is best known for her colorful cardboard sculptures that explore how Latino communities alter and adorn the urban landscape. Serrano is a first-generation Mexican American Angeleno. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Art Center College of Design. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including locally at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Latin American Art, the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Vincent Price Art Museum. Her work has also been featured in a number of publications, including Artillery Magazine, Juxtapoz: Handmade and In the Company of Women.

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 onboard Metro trains and buses.

View other works in the series.