Rebeca Mendez, There Is No There, 2009. Triptych. Each Panel: 20h x 13.3w. Archival Inkjet print, plexiglass and matte white silkscreen ink.
Billboards, the classic meditation of text in space. Pop art darling, Decon construct, and NIMBY troublemaker. The digital age vies for click-thrus and little miss billboard just asks for your ad here. Pretty please. COA's Eric Kahn sends over news of a new show at Koplin Del Rio, plaintively named, Memory of the L.A. Billboard: Telepolis in the Archetype.
Wes Jones, Billboard Series 2, graphite on paper, 12" x 24" (love the ghosting Chrysler)
The group show presents works by artists and architects showing works based on the "Los Angeles billboard imagery landscape." The media is certainly mixed: Folks like Kahn, Sandow Birk, Neil Denari, Wes Jones (soon to be an A Few Zines panelist), Rebeca Mendez, and Marcelo Spina, all take a parting shot at the advertising icon.
And while I'm telling an LA story, I totally forgot to blog about Tiny Houses in the LA Times. You can catch the slideshow here.