Art @ LAX: Pontus Willfors & Cathy Weiss
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), in partnership with the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Cultural Affairs, added two new art exhibitions to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) that reference the natural beauty found in the urban surroundings of Los Angeles. Pontus Willfors’ Douglas Fir Reclaimed is a site-specific installation of hundreds of salvaged planks of Douglas fir that have been sanded and chiseled to reveal a ghostly image of a Douglas fir tree spanning the hallway of Terminal 3 Arrivals Level. In the same hallway, Cathy Weiss’ installation, Laurel Canyon, Chaparral Habitat: Native Flora and Fauna, features large-scale, boldly colored woodcut prints inspired by the indigenous wonders of Laurel Canyon in the Hollywood Hills. Both exhibitions are on view for the public through June 2016.