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Tanya Brodsky
1601 Park

October 8 - November 1, 2018

Tanya Brodsky Visiting Artist Talk: 
Wednesday, October 31, noon - 1 pm with reception to follow

The MSJC Art Gallery is pleased to present a new large-scale sculpture by Tanya Brodsky entitled 1601 Park.  Originally installed on the vacant lot in East Los Angeles, the sculpture reflects on the violence and loss inherent in the shifting nature of housing in Southern California. This work was created in remembrance of those who were affected by the tragic collapse of an apartment building that had previously occupied 1601 Park Avenue. The building collapsed in 2000, killing one person, injuring 35, and leaving its residents homeless. The sculpture utilizes styles of domestic architecture in different states of renovation to echo an erasure of a history of its original site, and the ghostly remembrance of a tragic incident. 


Resembling the outline of a house in space, the piece allows viewers to simultaneously occupy its interior and exterior.  As a portable structure that joins disparate architectural elements without adding up to a functional whole, the work draws on each viewer’s memories and associations to fill in a mental construction of home.  It considers the idea of home itself as a shifting and contentious site, rich with the traumas, memories, and desires of past and future occupants.  


Tanya Brodsky is a Los Angeles-based artist working primarily in sculpture and installation. She received her MFA from UC San Diego, and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and attended the Mountain School of Arts. She has shown her work in solo and group exhibitions, including at Ochi Projects, CES Gallery, Visitor Welcome Center, Vacancy, BBQ LA, Elevator Mondays, Commonwealth and Council, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, and will present an upcoming public art installation with the City of West Hollywood.


1601 Park was commissioned by Materials & Applications for Privacies Infrastructure (July 21–September 30, 2018), a program series that explored the physical, social, and embodied structures of privacy and privatization in the residential landscape of Los Angeles.​

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