December 2014

Devngosha South Park

Do Art Foundation

"Eadweard Muybridge" 1111 Hope Street, Los Angeles

1111 Hope St. Mural 
1111 Hope St. mural is located on a multi-level parking structure, the first of its kind to be transformed into a work of art in Los Angeles. The mural was created by DevnGosha, artists Devin Liston & Gosha Levochkin. A collaboration formed in 2012, Devin’s past work had centered about portraiture, an emphasis he found ready expression, & hybridisation. Gosha’s work by contrast, found greatest expression in explorations of the urban landscape, & the effects of such upon inhabitants, created largely in watercolour. DevNgosha have envisioned a fantastic approach to this building using the structure to inform, rather than impede  their creativity.  Inspired by the historic photographer Eadweard Muybridge famous for early work in motion-picture projection, the artists are approaching the artwork as a stop motion sequence to be translated on the exterior walls on each floor. This unique and uncommon site for public art engagement will be transformed into a large-scale work of art that is site specific to the building and contribute to the visual culture in this community center. “The South Park community is committed to seeing a successful and meaningful public art campaign in the district, and rallied together to make this mural a reality,” said Lall.  “The long-term goal is for South Park to continue to evolve as a world-class cultural destination, showcasing some of the finest integrated art.” Increasingly exhibiting throughout L.A whilst gaining broader visibility, through a series of recent large-scale mural commissions, DevNgosha’s emergent, more restrained line-imagery & disjointed scenery will be a welcome addition to the South Park public art program.
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Special thanks to Jessica Lall from the South Park BID for her support and overall vision for public art in Los Angeles. Very special thanks to George Pekar of PSP Investments, for his significant sponsorship and contribution to this structure - his positive encouragement and incredible support of ensuring that art and culture has a place in the urban landscape. Special thanks to Jake Flutts at Blick on Beverly for his continued support and sponsorship of murals in Los Angeles - making it happen! And thank you to Justin Drizos of Hertz Entertainment for the support of the lift on the final days! Special thanks to Phil Sanchez for photography & video, but especially going to support the artists day in and day out while they created this project. You are a rockstar. It takes a community effort to make these projects happen, and that is part of the magic of the public art process.

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