Combining a dramatic indigo sky, romantic architecture, archival imagery, and a dense landscape of roses, Orlovski visually intertwines history and the natural world to depict a place that is both familiar and exotic, a place dreamed about and remembered.
“I wanted to create an image for the Expo Park/USC Poster project that would draw on my personal experience with the neighborhood which I associated with notions of collective memory, history, romance, nostalgia and wonder. The iconography is based on archival photographs of public sculpture and romantic architecture on the USC campus, the ornithological collections/galleries at the Natural History Museum, and the iconic Rose Garden in Exposition Park.”
About the Artist
STAS ORLOVSKI received his Master of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California. His work has been exhibited throughout the nation at venues that include Mixed Greens (New York City, NY), Overtones Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), Peter Miller Gallery (Chicago, IL), Naples Museum of Art (Naples, FL), Arkansas Arts Center (Little Rock, AR) Koplin Del Rio Gallery (Los Angeles, CA), and Carl Berg Gallery (Los Angeles, CA). His work is included in the collections of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Davis Art Museum, and the American Embassy in Brussels. Stas Orlovski has also received a City of Los Angeles Individual Artist Grant, J. Paul Getty Trust Fellowship and California Community Foundation Grant.
Locations: Expo Park/USC