CalArtians to Create Installations for Metro’s Regional Connector Project

Map of LA Metro’s Regional Connector Project 2016 | Courtesy of LA Metro

CalArts alumni Audrey Chan (Art MFA 07) and Andrea Bowers (Art MFA 92) are among seven artists who have been selected by nationally recognized curators, local arts professionals and community members to create site-specific artwork for Metro’s Regional Connector Project in Los Angeles. The 1.9-mile addition of railway extends from the Metro's Little Tokyo/Arts District station to the 7th St./Metro Center in Downtown LA.

Chan’s piece, Will Power Allegory, will be located at the 1st St./Central Ave. subway station in Little Tokyo, which is scheduled for completion in 2020. In her artist statement, she writes that the artwork is “inspired by the intersectional indigenous and immigration narratives of Little Tokyo and greater Los Angeles.”

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Hawking Gidra in Tiananmen Square, 2016 | Courtesy of Audrey Chan

Additionally, Chan’s essay and collage work has been recently featured at online artist project Our Prime Property, and in Spring 2017 she will be teaching at CalArts as a Visiting Artist Faculty. She will lead a workshop on ethics and advocacy in political art-making and a seminar on funerary art, death and mourning.

LA-based artist Andrea Bowers will be installing art at the 2nd St./Broadway station. Her work, which focuses on themes of feminism and social activism, has exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles and Chicago, REDCAT and the Hammer Museum.

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