Passengers traveling to or from Terminals 2 and 3 at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) will see some new art in the terminals, courtesy of the airport’s partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
You Body is a Space That Sees
“Your Body is a Space That Sees” is by Los Angeles artist Lia Halloran and includes cyanotype images inspired by women’s contributions to science. Cyanotype is an early photographic printing process, invented in 1842, that creates blue “echoes” of the original image.
These pieces are part of a 40-part series that recalls telescopic views of the night sky first captured in photographic emulsion on glass plates in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The images honor the discoveries of the Harvard Computers, who were a women who worked to process data collected by the Harvard College Observatory. The team developed a way to measure distance in space and created the star-classification system on which our current system is based.
Look for this work in the Terminal 2, Level 3 Hallway through Fall 2024.
Just What is Your Position
“Just What Is Your Position” by Renée Petropoulos. Photo by SKA Studios LLC.
“Just What Is Your Position” by Renée Petropoulos is now a permanent feature in the new Terminal 2/3 ticket lobby. The large-scale abstract painting was originally commissioned for the Fox Studio Lot and is made of acrylic on plywood panels. At 20-feet high by 38-feet long it will be hard to miss.
“Little Wing”by Krysten Cunningham is a site-specific, three-dimensional wall drawing made with white rope against a sky-blue painted wall. Look for this work in the Terminal 2, Level 3 lobby.
A Universal Shudder
And you’ll find “A Universal Shudder” by Eve Fowler, in the baggage claim level of Terminal 2.
This set of four site-specific murals uses phrases from author Gertrude Stein’s book of poetry “Tender Buttons.”
All images courtesy of Los Angeles World Airports and City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs