A new installation will premiere the latest work of artist Paul Tzanetopoulos, "Which Green is Our Bush?" commencing September 8th, and running through October 16, 2004 at the Los Angeles Rectangle Gallery in West Hollywood. "Which Green is Our Bush?" is a three-dimensional composition illustrating President George W. Bush's stance on green issues-both corporate green and ecological green. The piece utilizes local broadcast television and video projection to overlay our day-to-day preoccupation with, and relative neglect of, geo-ecological imperatives.
Tzanetopoulos is a conceptually-based inter-media pioneer who, in 1974, presented a video installation projection and computer-run-inter-media work in Los Angeles at the Ruth Schaffner Gallery. His large-scale inter-active work continues to utilize digital, video, electronic and sound components to illustrate complex social issues.
One of Tzanetopoulos' most visible commissions is the Kinetic Lighting Installation created for the LAX Gateway Pylon Project, Los Angeles World Airports. The color sequences represent the City's diversity.
As part of the City of West Hollywood's Urban Art Program, guided by the Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission, Tzanetopoulos recently installed one of his kinetic light paintings, "e/motion 3," (2004), a video projection installation triptych composed of six live camera feeds, projected on a translucent building faŠade, for the new West Hollywood Gateway development on the corner of La Brea and Santa Monica Boulevards.
Born in Athens, Greece, Tzanetopoulos, 51, has lived and worked in Los Angeles for over 25 years, during which time he has exhibited extensively.
His work is included in many public and private collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Tzanetopoulos has an upcoming collaborative sound and light exhibition (with Daniel Rothman) at the Neues Museum Weserburg Bremen Gallery in Bremen, Germany in late October.
Sepulveda/Century Boulevard Exchange
Los Angeles International Airport
LAX Letters by Ted Tokio Tanaka Architects
Photo by Tom Paiva