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Crossed CurrentsCulver City’s Art in Public Places Program was established by ordinance in 1988, with the view that cultural and artistic resources:

  • Enhance the quality of life for individuals living and working within a city; and,

  • Preserve and improve the quality of the urban environment, increase real property values, and have a positive economic impact.

By engaging the urban landscape, Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program brings the experience of art to a broad and diverse group of people. The goal of the program is to balance the community’s physical growth and revitalization with its cultural and artistic resources, resulting in improving the general welfare of the City, and increasing the availability of art to the public.

To date, there are over 100 individual artworks included in Culver City’s Art in Public Places Program. Approximately half are on private property and the other half on public (City) owned property.

 

 

 

 

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  • Additional Address Information(In and adjacent to Town Plaza)
Photo: Joshua Callaghan
 
 
Almost Invisible Boxes by Joshua Callaghan, 2004
Traffic signal boxes wrapped with 2 mm vinyl with printed digital images
Various Dimensions. Largest - 81" h x 72" w x 29" d

 

In and Adjacent to Town Plaza - covering nine traffic signal/utility boxes


Joshua Callaghan's Almost Invisible Boxes are located in and adjacent to Town Plaza in downtown Culver City. The artist conceived of this installation as a continuation of the space that the traffic signal and utility boxes obstructed. Each box is wrapped in vinyl that has images of the surrounding landscape printed on it. While examining the boxes, the viewer becomes an active participant in the setting by engaging in this optical illusion.

Joshua Callaghan has exhibited works in video, sculpture, and photography in the United States and abroad. He lives and works in Los Angeles and recently completed his MFA at the University of California Los Angeles.

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  • Additional Address Information(In and adjacent to Town Plaza)
Photo: Joshua Callaghan
 
 
Almost Invisible Boxes by Joshua Callaghan, 2004
Traffic signal boxes wrapped with 2 mm vinyl with printed digital images
Various Dimensions. Largest - 81" h x 72" w x 29" d

 

In and Adjacent to Town Plaza - covering nine traffic signal/utility boxes


Joshua Callaghan's Almost Invisible Boxes are located in and adjacent to Town Plaza in downtown Culver City. The artist conceived of this installation as a continuation of the space that the traffic signal and utility boxes obstructed. Each box is wrapped in vinyl that has images of the surrounding landscape printed on it. While examining the boxes, the viewer becomes an active participant in the setting by engaging in this optical illusion.

Joshua Callaghan has exhibited works in video, sculpture, and photography in the United States and abroad. He lives and works in Los Angeles and recently completed his MFA at the University of California Los Angeles.

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