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Phantom Galleries LA at the Title Guarantee Building in Downtown Los Angeles

Exhibition Detail
“PERSHING SQUARE/TITLE”
Curated by: Susan Horowitz
Title Guarantee Building Public Art Space
411 West 5th Street
Downtown Los Angeles , CA 90013


April 22nd, 2008 - July 31st, 2008
Opening: 
June 24th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
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> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.phantomgalleriesla.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
downtown/east la
EMAIL:  
info@PhantomGalleriesLA.com
PHONE:  
(213) 626-2854
OPEN HOURS:  
24/7
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TAGS:  
installation, sound, Public, Art, window, Downtown, LA
COST:  
free
> DESCRIPTION

PHANTOM GALLERIES LA RENEE PETROPOULOS INSTALLATION INAUGURATES NEW DOWNTOWN LA PUBLIC ART SPACE

Phantom Galleries LA is proud to announce their invitation to curate and oversee exhibits showcasing the Art and Culture of Downtown Los Angeles at the new Title Guarantee Building Public Art Window Space.  Exhibits are curated by Downtown LA Arts Organizations, Galleries, Independent Curators, and Artists and/or focus on topics about Downtown Los Angeles.

 

Inaugural exhibit:

                                                                                       

RENEE PETROPOULOS  “PERSHING SQUARE/TITLE” 

Curated by Susan Horowitz- Independent Curator for Phantom Galleries LA

 

 

PERSHING SQUARE/  TITLE GUARANTEE BUILDING LOFTS

1929-31 JOHN & DONALD PARKINSON ARCHITECTS

CITY OF LA  HISTORIC-CULTURAL MONUMENT- DESIGNATED 1984

411 West 5th Street Los Angeles, 90013

car radio (106.9 fm) when traveling in the vicinity

 

Exhibit runs:  April 22- June 30, 2008.

Pedestrian viewing  24/7

 

 

 

 

PERSHING SQUARE/TITLE is a site-specific visual and sound installation by artist Renee Petropoulos. This project continues Renee Petropoulos' exploration of the relationship between the architectural and social culture of LA. The starting point for this project is the original function of the building which housed the Title Guarantee and Trust Co., a business comprised of holding the deeds to LA properties. The work consists of a series of audio commentaries by various voices (people) revealing their points of view on different LA locations. Both amateur and authoritative voices are included and the often poetic, emotional nature of the language of these perceptions reveals unexpected passions for the historic and the current elements of the city. Descriptions of hospital rooms, immigration offices, cinema locations and palatial pink factories serve to illuminate our cumulative and collective response to LA. The fusion of the public and private perceptions of the city furthers ideas about architecture, ownership and individual interior reflection. 

 

 

The project will be in constant evolution reflecting a changing situation through both audio and visual encounters. The audio component of the interviews will be broadcast from the building being available at street level, and through your car radio (106.9fm) when traveling in the vicinity and via the PhantomGalleriesLA.com website, excerpts made of vinyl lettering, culled from the interviews will be added one sentence at a time on a weekly basis TO the Title Guarantee Building Art Space Windows. 

 

“PERSHING SQUARE/TITLE” at the Art Deco/ Zigzag Moderne LA  Historic-Cultural Monument on Pershing Square, presents a compelling urban street experience of encountering diverse perspectives of LA. The Pershing Square area is central to Downtown LA’s extraordinary urban transformation as a vital place to work, live and visit. It is a resonant place to consider the issues raised by this public art work.  

 

Media contact Phantom Galleries LA:

        Liza Simone

        213.626.2854

        Liza@PhantomGalleriesLA.com

        www.phantomGalleriesLA.com

 

 

 

 

 

LA artist Renee Petropoulos has produced permanent public art here including her mural in the rotunda of the LA Central Library, installations in Culver City and the Metro Green Line in El Segundo. She has exhibited her work extensively and produced temporary and permanent installations internationally. Her recent 2007 exhibition, Social Arrangements, featured five related ongoing projects encompassing painting, sculpture and audio. She is represented here by the Rosamund Felsen Gallery (rosamundfelsen.com/petropoulos/index.php). and is currently a professor in the graduate division of the  Otis College of Art and Design.  

 

Susan Horowitz is an independent curator and artist. She is working with Phantom Galleries LA to curate exhibits that illuminate contemporary urban issues. Her photo/text art work focuses on an exploration of the complex relationship between the individual,  nature, and architecture of the urban West. Her current exhibition LA CONTINUUM, a collaboration with Carol Bishop, is a  collection of glimpses of the flux of urban land, development and architecture. Hennessey and Ingalls Art and Architecture Books in Santa Monica (hennesseyingalls.com).  

WEBSITE - susanhorowitz-laprojects.com 

 

 

 

 

Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County based organization that transforms properties in transition into 24/7 public art galleries. Each installation is a unique relationship between the participating Artist, Curator, and Property Owner.  Exhibits are curated by local Arts Organizations, Galleries, Independent Curators, and Artists. The project gives local artists an opportunity to exhibit their work, while fostering economic development by drawing attention to available retail space. PGLA promotes the creative communities of Los Angeles to a broader audience and encourages the appreciation and participation in the arts among community members and organizations creating a win/ win situation that benefits the entire community as a whole. Art is a necessary part of everyday life. 

 

Title Guarantee Building Lofts 

While the exterior architecture has qualified the building for inclusion on the Nation Historic Register, the completely reconstructed interiors are perfect for today’s modern living. Experience the excitement of the new Downtown Los Angeles and live in a landmark. For further information about The Title Guarantee Building Lofts contact  213. 627.3939 or  http://titleguaranteebuilding.com

 

 

For further information about this exhibit contact - susanhorowitzproject@mac.com

For further information about Phantom Galleries LA contact Liza@PhantomGalleriesLA.com  www.PHANTOMGALLERIESLA.COM

 

INSTALLATION  IMAGES + STREAMING AUDIO ON PHANTOMGALLERIESLA.com

 

 


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