04 Jan Shingo Francis: Helios at Los Angeles International Airport
Curated by Koan Jeff Baysa
December 1st, 2015 ~ April 30th, 2016
LAX: Los Angeles World Airports
(In Partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs)
Terminal 3, Ticketing
Ancient Greeks worshipped the god Helios who drove the blazing chariot of the sun across the sky each day. At 30,000 feet above the earth, air travelers have privileged vantage points from which to witness spectacular skies, sunrises, and sunsets. Inspired by the evolving skyscapes that he witnessed during his frequent travels between Japan and the United States, Francis uses a painting technique of layering pigment and medium that allows light to reflect back from the underlying surface, thus activating a range of sublime colors. These abstract paintings reference the transitory nature of air travel as the viewer is immersed in vast horizons of light and dark.
Please stop by the terminal if you are flying in or out of Los Angeles International Airport.
Hours: 24 Hours