Fran Siegel’s artwork for this underground station will consist of layered sequences from the surrounding landscape, above and below ground. In her photographic collage—which will be fabricated in glass and extend across the north and south walls of the station concourse—reverberating patterns of light and shadow will reveal prehistoric fossils, bubbling asphalt from the La Brea Tar Pits and art deco architectural details amid strata of time and local history.
“The artwork’s kaleidoscopic appearance fuses multiple viewpoints, subjects and time sequences, providing a rich visual complexity that connects a wide range of travelers with their surroundings.”
About the Artist
FRAN SIEGEL (b. 1960, New York) creates monumental drawings and site-driven installations that superimpose cultural, historical, and structural layers of the urban environment. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from Yale University School of Art. Siegel’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries on both coasts including the Getty’s second and third iterations of Pacific Standard Time. Her international research fellowships and exhibits include the Fulbright Scholar Program in Brazil, representation of the US at the Cuenca Biennale in Ecuador, and residencies in Italy and France at the American Academy in Rome, Bogliasco Foundation, Siena Art Institute, Camargo Foundation, and La Napôule Foundation. She has received individual artist awards from the California Community Foundation, Center for Cultural Innovation, and is a City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs as a C.O.L.A. awardee. Siegel is a professor in the School of Art at California State University, Long Beach.