Most of the corners around Exposition Park and University Park aren't thought of as artistic or even notable interchanges, much less something we want to preserve for future generations.
Until you put their often stark and hidden beauty in the hands osf someone who knows where to look.
“These East/West and North/South corridors are on the verge of major change and have already a little known but well documented history," artist Robber Flick says. "It is my intent to create a temporal representation of these thoroughfares in terms of the present.”
The streetscapes will be turned into the walls of the USC/Expo Park Light Rail Station, according to Metro, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
For the USC/Expo Park Station artwork, Flick will create art panels of photographs of Adams and Jefferson, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Vernon, San Pedro and Central Avenue, and Budlong and Normandie Avenue.
Art panels will present these thoroughfares as they exist at the time they are photographed.
Flick drives down major thoroughfares with camera in hand, documenting neighborhoods.
"The camera shutter clicks every few seconds, creating frame by frame views of what we often perceive as a blur through the window of a moving vehicle. By slowing down the process of looking, Flick gives the viewer the opportunity to discover bits and pieces of neighborhoods that when pieced together, create an overall impression," Metro writes.
Flick, a photography professor at USC Roski School of Fine Arts, has won a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist Fellowships, a Ford Foundation Faculty Enrichment Grant and a Flintridge Foundation Award.
Recent exhibitions include The Collectible Moment at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena, and Robbert Flick: Trajectories at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Flick