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REGISTRATION FULL – Conversations on Art with Meg Linton, featuring Sandow Birk (Online)

December 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


A series of free online conversations with creatives about the state of making. Join Meg Linton, independent curator and writer, as she virtually visits the studios of known and emerging artists, exploring their work, influence, philosophy, and creative process.

Sandow Birk has been commissioned to create a site-specific artwork for the future Westwood/VA Hospital Metro Station in the Brentwood/Westwood neighborhood. Sandow will discuss his past projects, the steps involved in creating public artworks, and engage with the audience regarding potential ideas for representing aspects of the neighborhood and community, past and present, for his Metro station artwork.

> The free online talk is co-presented with Brentwood Art Center and will take place via Zoom.


SANDOW BIRK (b. 1962, Detroit) is a Los Angeles artist who develops expansive, multi-media art projects that deal with a variety of contemporary subjects, including inner-city violence, graffiti, social and political conflicts, prisons, Islam, surfing, and skateboarding. Birk earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design (now Otis College of Art and Design) in 1988. His many awards include an NEA International Exchange Scholarship (1995), a Guggenheim Fellowship (1996), a Fulbright Scholarship (1997), and a Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant (2021). His work has been exhibited internationally and is in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Metropolitan Museum of Art, Harvard University Art Museum, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Roma in Italy, and Kunstmuseum Reutlingen in Germany.

BRENTWOOD ART CENTER (BAC) provides visual arts education for diverse students of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences through in-person and online learning. BAC provides equitable community access to arts programming throughout the greater Los Angeles region. BAC is committed to a learning environment that is inspiring and fun for everyone with small programs, individualized artistic development for each participant and award-winning teaching artists. Learn more about BAC at brentwoodart.org, and on Instagram and Facebook.

Flyer: Detail of Sandow Birk’s preliminary sketch for the future Metro Westwood/VA Hospital Station