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Blue McRight
Garland
1999


Project Area: CBD/South Park
Project: Staples Center
Project Location: 1111 S. Figueroa Street (Figueroa entrance)
Project Type: Developer

Description:

Forming a wide arc across the plaza in front of an entrance to the arena of the Staples Center, Blue McRight’s sculptural installation "Garland" forms an arc of abstract leaf or teardrop shaped lanterns at the entrance of the Staples Center. Named after the wreaths given to athletic victors in ancient Greece, the piece consists of seven identical stainless steel, pipe, and woven wire sculptural lighting elements. Each lantern measures approximately 13'h x 5'w x 2'd. The variable patterns of light and shadow integrate the adjacent surfaces as part of the artwork.

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Blue McRight studied art at the Rhode Island School of Design.  The artist’s work is often characterized as non-traditional and interactive.  With her lantern-like sculptures of woven wire shells that are illuminated from within, she creates engaging public pieces that allow the viewer to interact with her work on an intimate scale before moving on.  Marmite’s public artworks are in the collections of the cities of Culver City, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, San Buenaventura, and San Diego, California as well as in the collections of Sun America, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe; Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington; Port of Portland, Oregon; Chemical Bank, New York; and Mountain Bell, Denver. The artist was recently featured in a solo exhibition at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.  McRight lives and works in Venice, CA.