Author: Metro Art

Willowbrook / Rosa Parks Station Artwork

Metro commissioned two artworks for the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station Improvement Project. Artist George Evans metal, multi-panel, photo montage Gifts of Freedom and Knowledge is now viewable in the Rosa Parks Customer Center. A series of sculptural parasols titled Second Line by artists Jamex and Einar De La Torre for the plaza leading to the Rosa Parks Customer Center.

Will Power Allegory

Artist(s):

The 14 colorful panels of Audrey Chan’s Will Power Allegory feature fluid vignettes of people and symbols from Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, Arts District, Skid Row, Bronzeville and Gabrielino/Tongva Tribe.

We, Our, Us

Artist(s):

Susan Silton’s We, Our, Us expands on her series investigating the historical use of stripes as social and cultural signifiers, and is motivated by the idea of transit stations as shared public spaces.

Elon Schoenholz, Urban Forest

Urban Forest

Artist(s):

The images emphasize a prominent feature of Los Angeles neighborhoods that visually characterizes the cityscape, yet often goes unnoticed. Celebrating human ingenuity and labor, the series also investigates our relationship to the flora around us.

Urban Excavation: Ancestors, Avatars, Bodhisattvas, Buddhas, Casts, Copies, Deities, Figures, Funerary Objects, Gods, Guardians, Mermaids, Metaphors, Mothers, Possessions, Sages, Spirits, Symbols, and Other Objects

Artist(s):

Inspired by the idea of transporting the body and mind, and by the station as an excavation site, Ken Gonzales-Day‘s glass-tile mural for the north and south concourse level walls aims to transport transit customers across time and place by immersing them in an environment where images of objects—spanning many cultures, continents and eras—mined from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s permanent collection are reproduced at an enormous scale.

The Ancient Forest

Artist(s):

The artwork for Metro’s Center Project facility will be an architecturally integrated piece by Jacob Hashimoto. This site-specific installation is silkscreened onto the exterior metal panels. The artwork patterns are inspired by the cellular structure of the bristlecone pine, one of the oldest known living organisms and native to California.

The People United (“El pueblo unido jamás será vencido,” Sergio Ortega and Quilapayun; “Brown Beret 13 Point Political Program,” La Causa)

Artist(s):

For her artwork, Andrea Bowers will imbue the glass walls of the station’s entrance pavilion with messages of unity and democracy through her translation of the slogans “El pueblo unido jamás será vencido” (The people united will never be divided) and “By independence we mean the right to self-determination, self-government and freedom.”