SAN DIEGO–A new, temporary public art installation will “Illuminate the Night” at Arts District Liberty Station as part of its growing Installations at the Station program.
Arts District resident artist Lauren Levieux was selected to create a new work to light up the night during daylight savings time.
LeVieux’s Walk the Labyrinth was selected as the 2019 “Illuminate the Night” temporary light installation. It is a digital interactive art installation featuring the interplay of technology and ancient form. Labyrinths have been used for centuries as tools for problem solving, self-discovery, community connection and for ceremonies as well. This walk-able projection will be located adjacent to Barracks 15 and 16 in the heart of the Arts District. It will only be visible after dark. LeVieux has had a working studio at the Arts District for four and a half years.
LeVieux, who works mostly with paint and mixed media on canvas, has a B.A from UCSD, M.A. from CSUSM, and five years of fine art education from Mira Costa College. In addition to exhibiting in her studio at Liberty Station, her work has been featured at the San Diego Repertory Theatre, Art San Diego 2019 and extensively at local libraries, coffee shops and restaurants.
“This has been fun to put together a projected art installation featuring the interplay of technology and ancient form,” explained LeVieux. “It has been a great pleasure to collaborate with my son, Trevor LeVieux on many of the artistic and technical aspects of the project.”
Visitors can experience the labyrinth beginning November 1 at First Friday, the Arts District’s monthly, free art walk.
This will be the fifth annual public art light installation funded by the NTC Foundation to help illuminate the longer nights. “The Art in Public Places Committee’s approved Levieux’s proposal because of its creative approach to engaging the audience in the art,” said NTC Foundation Art in Public Places Committee Chair, Vicki Reed. “We are thrilled to support one of our own artists and Lauren has been active and supportive of our programming for years.”
Installations at the Station is an ongoing program of the NTC Foundation.
To view the most recently funded and installed installations, visit https://ntcfoundation.org/art-in-public-places/