Palos Verdes Art Center

Palos Verdes Art Center

With me, for scale. At the Palos Verdes Art Center, near Los Angeles, California. September 7th, 2019 through 2020. The exterior of the building is “wrapped” in my still life photography in the form of large scale vinyl digital prints. Gorgeous resolution. Go see it! Since it’s outside, it’s always open!

PVAC at night

PVAC at night

The Palos Verdes Art Center, wrapped in my still life photography. 2019-2020.

I wish I could tell you that it looks like this every night….but this was taken on the show’s opening night, with full Hollywood lighting to give viewers a unique and exciting look at my work.

View toward the parking lot entrance

View toward the parking lot entrance

The entrance faces south, and the portico with four columns and a lighting fixture was a wonderful thing to deal with in issues of image continuity, relationship to all the parts, and scale. of course. Taken in late afternoon when the sun from the west highlights the west facing portico, and throws everything else into the shadow of the PV hills.

View looking toward the northwest

View looking toward the northwest

The sun heads west late in the day...

The sun heads west late in the day...

and in turn it shades the south and east facing walls of the Palos Verdes Art Center. I love seeing it all the different times of day.

The back door, North wall at PVAC

The back door, North wall at PVAC

This wall is almost like a secret find, tucked away at the back of the building. The folks who work there use this door, and it pleases them greatly that this beautiful piece greets them as they come and go.

Entrance to the gallery at PVAC

Entrance to the gallery at PVAC

The six foot tall portico on top of the 13 foot tall pillars gave me a lot of room to play with scale in a way I’d never considered. The wrap material, vinyls chosen appropriate to their substrates, on the pillars is thinner and more flexible than the more rigid wall material. The pillars were rather difficult to wrap for the installers.

East wall, 39 feet wide

East wall, 39 feet wide

I love this spectacularly dramatic piece called “Hello Mate”. The hot pink and blues of the anemones in spring really glow on this east wall.

Me and the bug

Me and the bug

This is becoming known as the “selfie wall” because people love to stand near the big beetle and get their friends to take their pictures. I hoped that might happen, and was delighted to see that it does, every day!