We The People
"We The People", my intent was not only to narrate TBC’s vision, but also the world in which TBC belongs: the streets. And in this case, not just the actual streets, but also the people in the streets, coming from all walks of life, all of us together. I wanted to focus on inclusion and respect within our dynamic communities. The urban setting has been part of the TBC story, with billboards displayed not just in specific areas, but spread through various neighborhoods all over Los Angeles. And as a curator, it is important for me to pursue a discourse of positive action, that not only comes across in the individual artistic works, but has the ability to amplify itself into a group choir. The works selected for this exhibition encompass stories of emotions, conceived and narrated thru the vision and the works of artists. Each work presents a fine balance between joy and vulnerability, embracing all the nuances of the human soul. In diversity we find strength. It is in the streets that we find this dynamic coexistence, and the billboards become the perfect platform to reflect this vibrant reality. Curator Mona Kuhn
On February 6, 2023, The Billboard Creative (TBC) will host a billboard exhibition titled We The People featuring 30 works in a broad range of media - photography, painting, mixed media, collage, and sculpture by both emerging and established artists. Works are selected through a curated, blind submission process open to all and will be shown alongside guest artist Bryan Ida. LA: PAMP will feature the annual billboard exhibition throughout the duration of the exhibition.
Guest Artist Bryan Ida
Bryan Ida's work presented in We the People
is from his portrait series that began in 2016 to address the political zeitgeist. Through his fragmented portraits of artists and curators, he tries to interpret and communicate each person's awareness and reaction to the current reality and show a deeper understanding of the political and social atmosphere in which we live. Artist website
TBC Grant Initiative
The exhibition also marks the inaugural The Billboard Creative artist grants. Three artists received nonspecific cash awards.
Lola del Fresno
creates large-scale works using a variety of mediums that actively engage the public and include the viewer as an integral part of the work.
uses old Japanese black-and-white images that were hand-tinted and Russian Orthodox icons as her main inspirations.
challenges the ways in which the media typically portray people who are marginalized because of their race and socioeconomic status.
"The Billboard Creative celebrates artists from all walks of life and creates a supportive platform for artists to share their work at the massive billboard scale with the city of Los Angeles." Mona Kuhn