ART EXHIBITS DEBUT AT LAX’S NEWLY RENOVATED SPACE
As holiday travel kicks off, guests will be able to take in LA’s contemporary art scene at LAX
LOS ANGELES, CA – Just in time for the winter holiday travel season, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), is showcasing four new art exhibitions at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), three of which are located in either newly constructed or renovated exhibition spaces.
“As part of its expansion and renovation efforts, LAX is transforming many of its public spaces into art spaces to showcase Los Angeles’ dynamic contemporary art scene for guests to enjoy,” said LAX Art Program Director Sarah Cifarelli. The new exhibitions include sculpture, paintings, photography, and digital and mixed-media artworks, which can be found in Terminal 1 and Terminal 7.
Terminal 7 Gallery, Departures
“Lost in the sky ” curated by Lauren Albrecht, DPA Fine Art Consulting
The group exhibition of nine artworks, titled “Lost in the sky” strives to evoke the universal sense of awe and wonder one often experiences while gazing at the sky. The artworks of Miya Ando, Natalie Arnoldi, Lia Halloran, Bradley Hankey, David Malin, and Debra Scacco celebrate the brilliance of the universe through a wide range of aesthetic approaches. Curated by Lauren Albrecht of DPA Fine Art Consulting, “Lost in the sky” serves as the inaugural exhibition for the new Terminal 7 Gallery, and is on view for ticketed passengers until August 2019.
This exhibition features painting, photography, and digital media artworks that use light to alter the perception of the viewer, draw inspiration from scientific discovery, or attempt to explore beyond physical and visible boundaries to reveal our inner emotional conditions. Brought together in this exhibition, these artworks seek to inspire and inform our endless fascination with the firmament.
About Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
LAX, the fifth busiest airport in the world and second in the United States, was named in Skytrax’s 2018 top 10 U.S. airports. LAX served more than 84.56 million passengers in 2017 and offers 737 daily nonstop flights to 100 cities in the U.S. and 1,386 weekly nonstop flights to 88 cities in 44 countries on 73 commercial air carriers. LAX ranks 13th in the world and fourth in the U.S. in air cargo tonnage processed, with more than 2.2 million tons of air cargo valued at over $101.4 billion. LAX handled 700,362 operations (landings and takeoffs) in 2017.
An economic study based on 2014 operations reported LAX generated 620,600 jobs in Southern California with labor income of $37.3 billion and economic output (business revenues) of more than $126.6 billion. This activity added $6.2 billion to local and state revenues and $8.7 billion in federal tax revenues. The study also reported that LAX’s ongoing capital-improvement program creates an additional 121,640 annual jobs with labor income of $7.6 billion and economic output of $20.3 billion, $966 million in state and local taxes, and $1.6 billion in federal tax revenues. LAX is also the second most popular airport in the world to appear on Instagram according to wego.com.
LAX is part of a system of two Southern California airports – along with Van Nuys general aviation – that are owned and operated by Los Angeles World Airports, a proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles that receives no funding from the City’s general fund.