This exhibition brings together many bodies of work from the artist's practice, tied to one location: The Port of Los Angeles. Heather has pinpointed locations in San Pedro, The Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach that have either greatly influenced her practice or are exact sites of a project. Located on a large scale map in the gallery, small tags with the artist's logo HITO match to numbers on the walls, as well as a key with descriptions of each project. Viewers are encouraged to visit these sites - to seek out the objects displayed from the Museum on the Lane Victory or recreate the views seen in Heather's photographs for themselves. A growing online map of Heather's explorations is also available at: http://g.co/maps/n64ey.
Heather Rasmussen was born in 1982 in Santa Ana, California. She lives and works in Los Angeles. She has been selected for the 2011-2012 installment of Exposure, a three-person exhibition series showcasing emerging photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. In September 2009, Ms. Rasmussen had a solo exhibition in the Sandroni Rey Container, Los Angeles, a shipping container turned gallery space. In March 2009, Rasmussen had her first solo exhibition, ship happens, with Light & Wire Gallery in Los Angeles. Her work was recently published in the book Unfolded, Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry, alongside artists Olafur Eliasson, Thomas Demand and Frank Gehry. Rasmussendeveloped her ideas during trips to a familiar Southern California location: the Port of Los Angeles. There colorful containers were constantly rearranged and recomposed through her lens. She continues her work archiving the collections on the WWII Ship, The Lane Victory, making her own shipping container line, HITO, and seeking out disasters in vast seas and forests.