PUBLIC ART DATA FOR LOS ANGELES, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND HAWAII 

PRESS RELEASE - 12/15/2015


2015 PUBLIC ART YEAR-IN-REVIEW – Los Angeles and Southern California

"PUBLIC ART YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE" 

Most of 2015’s Southern California public art installations honor local history and culture - the Special Olympics LA15, Japanese-American agricultural history, and Hollywood’s motion picture history.

Published this week on the web by Public Art in Public Places and Google Cultural Institute Open Gallery, 2015 PUBLIC ART YEAR-IN-REVIEW exhibits the 21 permanent public art installations across Los Angeles and Southern California, with details and commentary on artists, locations, materials, processes, and community involvement. The following points are notable:


  • Local historical and cultural themes dominate many murals, mosaics and unusual sculptures (e.g., celery stalk sculpture "We Too Were Once Strangers" by Richard Turner; on Google Maps) 
  • Kinetic works in Brea and Playa Vista apply innovative materials and techniques (e.g., Ned Kahn's use of Kaynemaile chain mail mesh on Playa Vista's "Enagua") 
  • Illuminated works incorporate electronic LED programs responsive to atmospheric and human activity ("Gateway to Los Angeles" at Main Street and Los Angeles Street) 
  • Special Olympics LA15 murals present portraits and quotes from famous athletes and supporters (e.g., "The Greatest" portrait mural of Mohammad Ali; *on Google Maps) 
  • Playa Vista Runway murals include works by international street art muralists DourONE, Cyrcle, and Case Maclaim

Additional sources:

2015 Public Art Year-in-Review is produced by Public Art in Public Places.
Contact information:

K. M. Williamson, Ph.D. 
Director


Claremont, CA 91711   Irvine, CA 92697














from 2015 Public Art Year-in-Review:

INNOVATIVE TRIBUTE TO 
MOTION PICTURE HISTORY
"Psychogeographies" (2015) 
by Dustin Yellin
http://www.publicartinpublicplaces.info/psychogeographies-2015-by-dustin-yellin















JAPANESE-AMERICAN CULTURE
"We Too Were Once Strangers" (2015) 
by Richard Turner
http://www.publicartinpublicplaces.info/we-too-were-once-strangers-2015-by-richard-turner

LARGE-SCALE ILLUMINATED WORK 
(@ Los Angeles Street)
"Gateway to Los Angeles" (2015) 
by Jenna Didier, Ned Kahn, Oliver Hess