WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood is known for its public art installations and building side murals. At the beginning of April, the city debuted six new pieces of public art scattered throughout the city’s parks and medians.
According to a press release from the city of West Hollywood, the new art pieces come to the public through a new temporary arts program called Art On The Outside. West Hollywood’s Public Art and Beautification Fund is paying for the new artworks, which include murals, sculptures, and other outdoor works. The contemporary displays will be viewable for six months to three years, varying by piece.
On display through February 2019 is another kind of growth by artist Cole Sternberg. Displayed at 1000 North Kings Road, the 84-inch bronze cast sapling is meant to convey an environmental message about growth during times of human pollution and expansion.
Artist Yuri Boyko collaborated with Valeria Troubina to create The Persona. The display presents a live model, cloaked in gold and fine clothing, holding up a mask. It is meant to convey the self-image struggling against the exterior appearance. This live art is located on the Ground floor of West Hollywood Park’s five-story parking structure.
I See You WeHo is a vinyl-printed mural located at West Hollywood City Hall Community Plaza on 8300 Santa Monica Boulevard. While creating the mural, West Hollywood local Miguel Andrisani sought to recreate the poem I Sing the Body West Hollywood by Laureate Kim Dower. It depicts a transition from day to night while cartoon-style residents go about their life.
In a partnership with the Art Production Fund, artist Zoe Buckman released her first public art installation, Champ. The 43 foot tall white neon outline of an abstracted uterus replaces ovaries with a pair of fiberglass boxing gloves, symbolizing female empowerment. It can be seen until February 2019 in front of The Standard, located at 8300 W. Sunset Boulevard.
The untitled series of murals were hand painted by artist Kate Costello. Displayed are the silhouettes of everyday symbols like cats, mushrooms, and cherries, that have transcended human culture for all of its history. They can be seen at Plummer Park located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard until March 2019.
One Another by Maxwell Carraher is a bronze statue scheduled for installation at Laurel Park, located at 1343 N. Laurel Avenue. Standing 10 feet tall, the statue depicts two men in a struggle to achieve equality. One rises above while the lower tries desperately to be pulled up with him.
For more details contact Rebecca Ehemann, the city of West Hollywood’s Public Art Coordinator, at (323) 848-6846 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, call TTY (323) 848-6496.