Zellen is interested in the patterns, structures and design of the urban environment and uses a wide range of imagery culled from the mass media as well as historical archives. Her poster design contrasts the formality and grace of the Wiltern Theater’s Art Deco architecture against the dizzying flurry of business along Wilshire Boulevard.
“In my photographic work I juxtapose images of old and new cities reflecting a sense of nostalgia for the past contrasted with wonder about the future. Through a bombardment of disparate images, my pieces celebrate the complexity and unpredictability of city spaces.”
About the Artist
JODY ZELLEN’s photography has been included in: the XXV Bienal de Sao Paulo, Brazil; Art Future, Taipei; the Banff Center for the Arts, Canada; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. She also completed a permanent public art project for the Metro G Line (Orange) Reseda Station in Los Angeles and the Capitol Area East End Complex in Sacramento.
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.