Thursday, October 22, 2009

Elizabeth Garrison & Victor Henderson: Mural at Fire Station No. 5, Westchester/Los Angeles

It is my pleasure to present the latest murals by two extraordinary Los Angeles artists:


Artists: Elizabeth Garrison and Victor Henderson
Location: Los Angeles Fire Department FIRE STATION NO. 5,
8900 South Emerson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90045

ELIZABETH GARRISON & VICTOR HENDERSON have been collaborating on public art projects since the late 1980s. They have completed commissions together for Metrolink, the Community Redevelopment Agency, Santa Fe Springs Arts Council, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs and many local municipalities. Their work is characterized by vivid imagery that often reflects historical aspects of the community in which they work.
Garrison
is a third generation Californian; she studied art at Pasadena City College and received her BFA from CSU-Long Beach and her MFA from CSU-Los Angeles where she trained as a painter. Garrison took up creamics in 2007, which has added a new dimension to her public art work. Henderson was born in Ohio and raised in Pasadena, CA; he studied art at Pasadena City College and received his BFA from San Francisco State. Henderson was co-founder of the Los Angeles-based mural collective, LA Fine Art Squad during the late 60's and early 70's.

A very small sample of their other work:
Lions of El Monte, 1996
Metro Art
Lion Farm Memorial benches

Stephen Sorensen Park in Lake Los Angeles, upcoming
LA County Arts - 5th District

Drop them a note at PasadenaAdjacent.

21 comments:

teej said...

Beautiful shot, and beautiful mural.
How's it going on the PR work for these two? There has to be a way to get Facebook and Twitter involved...

teej said...

I love the new dark background, btw.

Cezar and Léia said...

Stunning mural!
A great piece of art!
Léia

Bibi said...

Wooo, really nice. Would like to see this in person, and maybe I will!

Virginia said...

What a fabulous mural. Oh my. You captured it perfectly too Tash!!!
V

Babzy said...

Wow, it's stunning !

Paula said...

At last! No one could have done it better, Tash, you're a true friend. PA must be very, very, very pleased to have completed the work and to see it here on your blog. I think it's, well, words fail me. I'll just say, it's grand.

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

Tash is a doll. She came several times to the station while we were working on the site. She figured out the identity of "Horse With No Name" in the fire panel (when I had given up trying; Millard Sheets) Even brought me a box of chocolates. Yes, this has been in the works for a little whole and her documentation is much better then mine

Thanks Tash
you are one "Cracker Jack Ace Reporter"

pasadenaadjacent.com said...

I meant to say

"this has been in the works for a while"

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is amazing work!

Petrea said...

It's really something, such vivid work by L & V! I'd have recognized it anywhere, having seen a sneak peek of bits of it. Great shot, too! Can't wait to see it in person.

Bergson said...

i think this photo is colored and graphics
cheer

Margaret said...

Fantastic! Congratulations! Very impressed.

Laurie said...

SOOOOOOO spectacular!!!

Miss Havisham's Tea Party said...

Great that you've decided to come out of hiding. You see? It's all good.

Vogon Poet said...

Absolutely great, thanks for posting this awesome mural!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

This is wonderful - superb work and fantastic photo.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Keith said...

I absolutely love this mural. Beautiful! That's also a truly great photo of it, Tash.

Shanna said...

Congratulations!!!
I want to see it in person. Very captivating!

Kim said...

Their work is spectacular and I'm so glad you could show it to us.
-Kim

alex said...

eye opening capture of some stunning public art. thanks for sharing!