Carlson Hatton’s densely layered, rhythmic murals capture the soundtrack of Hyde Park and its surrounding areas. The porcelain enamel steel art panels are infused with intricate patterns, vibrant color and cultural figures that pay tribute to the area’s rich musical legacy. A nod to low-rider car culture is also found among the wide skylines—populated with majestic palm trees, plantings from neighborhood gardens and notable buildings—which mimic the South Los Angeles horizon.
“South Los Angeles has provided a soundtrack for the city for generations, and, like the solitary drummer in the woods, this soundtrack echoes outward influencing and inspiring.”
About the Artist
CARLSON HATTON (b.1974) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. He earned his BFA from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and completed a postgraduate program at De Ateliers and laureate program at the Jan van Eyck Academie, both in the Netherlands. He is a professor of drawing at Santa Monica College. His mixed-media works on paper have been exhibited throughout the Los Angeles region, New York and the Netherlands. Hatton participated in an artist residency at Da Wang Culture Highland in Shenzhen, China.
Location: Future Hyde Park Station