Metro News Corner: New Lightbox Art Display at Union Station Celebrates “The Heart of Los Angeles”
by Anna Chen
July 16, 2014 • 271 views
As part of the ongoing restoration of Los Angeles Union Station, new art display space has been added to the passageway that connects Union Station East to Union Station West. The display, partially funded by a federal grant and organized by Metro Art, consists of thirty lightboxes installed along the passageway walls and showcases photographic artwork. The first artworks to be featured celebrate Union Station as “The Heart of Los Angeles” on the occasion of its 75th anniversary.
“The Heart of Los Angeles” series introduces thirty photographic artworks created by five artists: Suzanne Adelman, Sam Comen, Kevin McCollister, Jim McHugh and Catherine Opie. Each artist contributed six photographs. The photographs relate to the station’s architectural heritage, transit usage, cultural significance, and its physical and social relationship to neighboring communities.