A series of art panels are united by a flowing sash, mean to convey the history and vitality of the local neighborhood. At locations facing the entrances to the platform, art panels depict the agricultural area that once existed as well as the present day urban city. A painted sash flows in front of the landscape. The front side depicts images of fabric patterns from a wide range of cultural traditions quilted together with a light blue yarn meant to signify the Expo Line. The back side of the sash contains a painted, abstracted map of the area with a blue line denoting the route of the Expo Line. At locations facing the interior of the platform, people, restaurants and theatres are the focus – drawing attention to the many different kinds of people and businesses that have contributed to the growth of the area.
By including images of the diverse existing community as well as a large veteran population, the pieces will offer a sense of warmth, youthfulness, innovative energy and historical record.
About the Artist
NZUJI DE MAGALHÃES is a Los Angeles-based artist originally from Angola, Africa. Her work has been exhibited at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York City; Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles and the Boxheart Gallery, Pittsburgh. She earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Irvine.
Locations: Expo/Bundy Station