Reflecting upon the geological, anthropological, and cultural histories of the region served by the station, Pearl C. Hsiung’s artwork High Prismatic depicts an explosive, colorful eruption rising out of an infinitely roiling landscape toward a spray-tinted, celestial expanse. This ‘geyser’ visualizes the hydrological, social, and political forces that collected, flowed, and sculpted Bunker Hill. The saturated palette, variegated painting techniques, and compositional approach in High Prismatic allude to the buried, exposed, and still-forming stories of this aspirational arts space and vein of human movement and connectivity. In conjunction with her artwork, Hsiung hosted an interactive public event at the Regional Connector project’s Halfway There event and an art-making workshop with teens from Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
In conjunction with her artwork, Hsiung hosted an interactive public event at the Regional Connector project’s Halfway There event.
“I wanted to celebrate the disparate yet harmonious cosmos of images, languages, cultures and relationships that make up the history of this region, it’s ever-churning present and endlessly shifting future.”
About the Artist
PEARL C. HSIUNG (b. 1973, Taiwan) is an artist and educator whose multi-disciplinary practice utilizes various techniques and conceptual strategies to explore physical, psychical, and metaphysical metamorphosis. These investigations often focus on human and non-human relationships to, within, and as nature. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College, London. Her paintings, installations, and video works have been exhibited extensively throughout the Los Angeles region and in the US, Asia, Europe, and Mexico. Hsiung has been awarded a California Cultural Foundation Fellowship and artist residencies from the Art Production Fund, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Red Mansion Foundation, and the National Park Service for the Santa Monica Mountains and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. and the National Park Service for the Santa Monica Mountains and Whiskeytown National Recreation Area. She is an Assistant Professor of Drawing and Painting at CSULB.
Learn More About the Artist and Artwork
- Young Artist Spotlight: MOCA and Heart of LA program gets preview of Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill station artwork
- New photos offer a sneak peek into artwork installed at future Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station
- New video: preview the artwork at future Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station
- A glimpse into “High Prismatic,” a glass mosaic artwork for the future Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill Station in DTLA
- Artists selected for Regional Connector project
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