Tidbits for travelers: art at LAX & Burlington Int’l Airport

If you’re going to be out and about in airports this week, here are some things to look for:

At Los Angeles International Airport, there are more than 25 paintings in Op Collage, a new exhibition of abstract forms by artist Yong Sin made from acrylic, masking tape, paper and wood. Look for them in Terminal 1, post-security, by Gates 1 and 2 through the May 2010.

And while its website doesn’t give you a clue about what you’ll find inside, Vermont’s Burlington International Airport (BTV) has some really impressive artwork on-site, including John Anderson’s Skygates: four large murals placed in the the airport skylights. Each mural has its own color theme and content, including “alphabets and notational systems from around the world (red), pictographs and icons from art and cultural history (green), scientific diagrams and formulas (yellow) and cosmology (blue).”

Poking around today I see mention of other permanent and temporary work at BTV and I’ll circle back later in the week with some better images. But in the meantime, here’s just a peek at what’s inside.