Artworks, Stations

Who, What, Where?

Artist(s):

Project Description

At Grand/LATTC Station, artist Mark Lere’s project Who, What, Where? consists of four sculptural elements installed above the station platform. The artwork uses travel as a metaphor for life and the way we pursue our goals and aspirations. Lere prompts passengers to think about where they’re coming from and where they’re going.

Grand/LATTC Station is one of the busiest on the Metro A Line (Blue) and serves the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College community. Who, What, Where? emphasizes the importance of questions in the educational process and provides an environment for Metro riders to ponder en route to their destinations.

Artist Statement

“I’m posing questions, both whimsical and serious, asking people to question themselves in their traveling situations.”

About the Artist

MARK LERE was born and raised in LaMoure, North Dakota. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Metropolitan State College, in Denver, Colorado, and a Master of Fine Arts from UC Irvine. Language, used in a title or as part of a piece, is an important element in his work. He has had solo exhibits in various galleries in Los Angeles as well as in the North Dakota Museum of Art. In 1989 he did a temporary installation for Piedmont Park, in the city of Atlanta and he has done public art commissions in Seattle, Irvine and Los Angeles. He has been a design team member in various redevelopment projects in Phoenix, AZ and Santa Monica, CA. He currently lives and works in the Los Angeles area.