StandardVision 2020 Recap: Community-Driven Art Programming in a Challenging Year

As 2020 draws to a close and we look back at a rollercoaster of a year, StandardVision would like to express gratitude for the many opportunities to curate public art initiatives for our community. 

FroFrom partnerships with museums and galleries—such as The GettyThe Broad, and Maccarone Gallery—to whimsical collaborations with the global community through #BetweenArtandQuarantine and powerful spotlights on visual artists, filmmakers, and photographers creating impactful works in a challenging time. We could not have survived this year without art, and without the support of our collaborators and colleagues.

Among the year’s notable art initiatives were a citywide exhibit takeover of LA-based artist Maggie West’s vibrant series MINERALS across multiple media facades around LA, an animated interpretation of Ed Ruscha’s famous Sunset Boulevard series on the Marriott LA Live screen, and a timely, conceptual skate film from director, Russell Houghten, imagining a desolate Los Angeles devoid of cars and people as the impossible fantasy of one lone skateboarder – currently on view at the US Bank Tower.

The inspiring community-driven art programming on the Marriott LA Live facade included empowering works exploring black identity by artists such as Calida RawlesMicah Johnson, and Delphine Diallo as well as creative quarantine-based work by photographers Erin Sullivan and Jeremy Jackson. With the greater goal of creating an exhibition format conducive to social distancing and providing accessible art outside the traditional gallery space, StandardVision is excited to look to the year ahead and even more possibilities surrounding art in the public sphere.