Established a few years ago by a small group of La Jollans, The La Jolla Community Foundation put together a public mural project with an all star cast of participants including John Baldessari, Ryan McGinness, Fred Tomaselli, Richard Allen Morris, Anya Gallaccio and more. Check out some of the brilliant murals that have brighten up this coastal beach town in San Diego.
Photos by Xavier de Jauréguiberry
Olafur Eliasson & Ma Yansong - Feelings are Facts (2010)
“Based on a series of previous experiments by Eliasson that deal with atmospheric density.
Here, Eliasson introduces condensed banks of artificially produced fog into the gallery, shimmering with an artificial light spectrum, created using arrays of red, green and blue fluorescent lamps.
This illusion in light is not something we find in nature, however, as one walks through the space, the sights and sensations experienced become real.
Dimensions are further altered by the substantial lowering of the ceiling along with a nearly 60 meter long curving, inclined wooden floor space which Yansong created within the installation room. The sloping floor challenges visitors to readjust their balance, forcing them to constantly shift their weight and body posture to counterbalance the inclination. This emphasizes the important role of the moving body in the perception of our surroundings. The further visitors venture into the space, the steeper the floors get, reaching the point in which it becomes a wave-like curved wall. Since the ceiling imitates this construction, a seemingly boundless space is discerned above.
Within this installation, insecurity is induced on visitors initially,
reducing visibility, suggesting the need to invent new models for perception.”
Christo - Big Air Package (2013)
“Big Air Package is the largest ever inflated envelope without a skeleton. Illuminated through the skylights of the Gasometer, the work of art is a cathedral of air, creating a diffused light throughout the interior, muffling the usual sounds and thus generating an atmosphere of silence and tranquility.”