Dusk shrouds Highland Park homes and LA freeways while downtown’s skyscrapers are sihouetted against a fiery twilight.
Pulling from her experiences, she creates stories completely arranged in a palette of bold color and subtle shades.
A kaleidoscope of frenetic activity bursts over the racetrack, airport and beach.
Project Description Entitled by the artist, “Jardin de las Rocas” (garden of rocks) the name given to the area by early Spanish settlers, the artwork celebrates the rich confluence of landscapes, cultures and histories that intersect within the city of Irwindale. Acedo was struck by the layers of history shaping the landscape. Artist Statement “I witnessed the San Gabriel River as it burst from mountains to industrial plains of Irwindale today. I immediatelyt thought of how vital this site must have been for the nearby native settlement, Azuksagna, home of the local Tongva/Gabrielino indigenous people. My resulting panoramic drawing…aims to not only draw attention to the geological beauty of the site, but also alludes to the panorama of history and the various inhabitants who lived on this land up till today.” About the Artist WILLIAM ACEDO has exhibited locally at such institutions as Self Help Graphics, the Vortex and District Gallery and has been included in exhibitions at such venues as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame and the National Museum …
Koreatown is depicted as a photo collage of bustling commerce with storefronts, malls, street life and urban signage that collectively provide a one day snapshot of this distinct community.
The artist saw La Cañada/ Flintridge as an emerald city floating above Los Angeles with beautifully tree-lined streets with unique sunlight afforded to mountainsides.
Brilliant green, blue, iron and orange converge in a kaleidoscopic photomontage, recalling the famed peacocks, historic rail tracks and blossoming aloe that one might encounter at the Arboretum.
Project Description – Artist Statement “The music plays. The helping hand reaches out. The birds fly by. The flowers grow. The work of sharing joy continues. The community draws together. Our hearts beat for one another.” About the Artist Alfonso Aceves is an accomplished self-taught printmaker born and raised in Boyle Heights who has shown work throughout California as well as in Washington State, New Mexico, and Arizona. Aceves found his passion and inspiration for life through his discovery of printmaking 10 years ago. Along with artist Adriana Carranza and their four children, Aceves founded Kalli Arte, a family art collective dedicated to speaking directly to their community through printmaking, exhibitions, art installations, community workshops and marketplaces. On display May 2021 – July 2021
Project Description The town of Lakewood California turned what was once an agricultural landscape into one of the first suburbs and model for planned communities across the nation. The town became a vista of wide boulevards, flanked by smaller streets lined with mid-century homes, dotted by parks, pools and shopping centers. Artist Statement “I have chosen to illustrate the area’s sense of family life and community. The image depicts families and neighbors at a backyard party/ BBQ, against the backdrop of a 1950’s style suburban home. I hope this…brings to mind a lightness of spirit and motion within the story while providing visual interest outside the narrative.” About the Artist AARON RIVERA has a diverse artistic background including storyboard artist, scenic painter, and puppet fabricator. He has exhibited work at various galleries in Los Angeles at such places as the LA Municipal Art Gallery and La Luz De Jesus Art Gallery. He has also presented his work at Art Basel in Miami, Florida and the UBC Mural Company in Chicago, Illinois. Rivera received a Bachelor of …
A haven for jazz, hip-hop, blues, poetry, artwork and great soul food- Pace visually evokes one of LA’s best-kept secrets.
The iconic red Yagura Tower and the blue tile roofs of Japanese Village Plaza emerge from a vivid collage of washi paper and colored pencil, against a swirling wood grain surface, creating a contemporary landscape of a neighborhood landmark.
An imaginary, underwater dreamscape playfully intertwines jellyfish, sea vegetation and caves with iconic Long Beach landmarks, including the Astronaut Islands, El Dorado Nature Center and The Walter Pyramid at California State University, Long Beach.
Lindsay Carron’s drawing celebrates the biodiversity and family-oriented atmosphere of Marina del Rey.
The artwork includes cut-steel panels integrated into the railings and colorful, LithoMosaic pavers set throughout the two platforms and adjacent parking structure.
Metro Rail Poster Series for the C Line (Green), featured artist Hirokazu Kosaka.
Metro Rail Poster Series for the C Line (Green), featuring Noni Olabisi.
Metro Rail Poster Series for the C Line (Green), features Mitchell Syrop.
Metro Rail Poster Series for the C Line (Green), features Patssi Valdez.
Metro rail poster series for the B Line (Red), features John Huggins.
Metro rail poster series for the B Line (Red), features Constance Mallinson.
Zellen is interested in the patterns, structures and design of the urban environment and uses a wide range of imagery culled from the mass media as well as historical archives.
Inspired by the displays of artifacts at the Monrovia Historical Museum, a pictorial jewel box depicts flora and fauna happy at home in this foothill community
Using an animation style, the artist depicts a multi-ethnic community that is colorful, active and vibrant while also acknowledging its geography of hilly terrain and historical landmarks.
Inspired by the eclectic atmosphere of the NoHo Arts District, Abramovic has depicted the comedy, musicals and cabarets featured at the Whitefire, El Portal, Secret Rose and Raven theatres.
Metro commissioned artist Levi Ponce depicts his hometown of Pacoima, where flowers bloom around community, in the latest installment of Metro Art’s Through the Eyes of Artists poster series, viewable onboard the Metro fleet through August 2021.