16 SEPTEMBER 2017 – 20 MAY 2018
SENSE OF PLACE by Jose Dávila is a multi-site, large-scale, public sculpture exhibition migrating through and integrating into the diverse urban landscape of Los Angeles to draw a kind of portrait of the city’s many experiences, geographies, and histories. Sense of Place was derived from Davila’s Joint Effort sculpture series which expands the concepts of balance and equilibrium using basic construction materials such as concrete blocks and stones.
In continuation of this exploration, SENSE OF PLACE consists of an 8-foot square cube sculpture comprised of 40 individual concrete conjunctional forms. Initially installed in West Hollywood Park, over the course of nine months the sculpture will slowly disassemble its various pieces, migrating to far-reaching locales of the city such as landmarks, sign cant architectural sites, community hubs, shopping malls, bus stops, etc., taking on different functional forms at each location. In this sense, the pieces become a social platform promoting interaction with the public, who will ultimately decide on the final function of the artwork.
Commissioned by LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division) and part of the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, SENSE OF PLACE is Dávila’s largest public undertaking to date and his first major exhibition in Los Angeles.
240 x 240 x 240 cm
© Courtesy of the artist and LAND (Los Angeles Nomadic Division)
© Images Jeff McLane