Artworks, Stations

Local Color

Local Color, Constance Mallison

Project Description

Landscapes are overlaid with colorful objects and natural materials gathered on walks in the local area. While these collected discards are often overlooked by passerby, the artist re-presents these materials as the central focus of the landscapes, suggesting that they reveal potential narratives about the people who frequent the area. 26th St/Bergamot Station is located in close proximity to Bergamot Station Arts Center, a major hub for artistic activity. Each of the intricate landscapes contains subtle references to several art historical periods including: Surrealism, Pop Art, Assemblage and Performance Art in order to connect the station with this nearby cultural destination.

Artist Statement

“A local landscape overlaid with a wide variety of colorful objects and natural specimens collected on extensive walks around Santa Monica creates eye-catching and imaginative evocations of the locales in the vicinity of the station.”

About the Artist

Portrait of Constance Mallinson

Portrait of Constance Mallinson

CONSTANCE MALLINSON has exhibited her artwork widely, at venues such as The Oakland Museum, Torrance Art Museum, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Palm Springs Desert Museum, and the Downey Museum of Art. Her work is included in collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, National Academy of Sciences, San Jose Museum of Art, Newport Harbor Art Museum, and the Pomona College Museum of Art among others. Mallinson has received numerous awards including a National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship, City of Los Angeles Artist Grant, and a Djerassi Foundation Residency Award.