District 3


Sea Spires

Sea Spires

Sea Spires was completed in 2011 by Los Angeles based artist Cliff Garten. The three 16 foot tall totems are juxtaposed elegantly as a transit marker on the foot of the marina bridge across the long beach harbor. Sea Spires combines the idea of ocean conservation and public art to inspire and connect commuters closer […]

Channels

Channels

Channels is an immersive sculptural installation by artist Julia Klemeck which also acts as public furniture for seating. The sculpture has been suspended onto parts of the cement cinderblock and at the bottom edges of were the wall meets the floor. The installtion is located at the Long Beach Transit bus stop across the street […]

Heaven’s Gate

Heaven’s Gate

Woods Davy’s Heaven’s Gate invites visual exploration for viewers who have the opportunity to confront the monumental, site−specific installation as they transverse the bridge−way opposite the west entrance of the UAM. Davy’s fourteen−foot spire of folded steel tubing anchored to a three−ton granite boulder offers a discourse on the fusion of nature and the mechanical […]

Evening Shadows

Evening Shadows

Maren Hassinger’s Evening Shadows evolved from a piece commissioned by the Whitney Museum of American Art for an indoor sculpture court. Titled Window Boxes, the sculpture for the Whitney was composed of several concrete boxes out of which steel cable branches “grew.” Facing demolition, the artwork was moved out west and became part of the […]

Room

Room

Referencing the dimensions of one of the UAM galleries, this outdoor space is outlined by rows of cypress and plum trees. Having worked on collaborative projects with visual artists since 1983, architect Frederick Fisher used unexpected materials to address architectural issues metaphorically, re−envisioning a spare three−dimensional space as a complex composition. Encountering the lines of […]

Lovers Bench for a New Millennium

Lovers Bench for a New Millennium

Lovers Bench for a New Millennium was inspired by a visit to the Huntington Library, in Pasadena, where Eugenia Butler saw the original drawings from William Blake, based on John Milton’s Paradise Lost. In one such drawing, entitled Raphael Warns Adam and Eve, the main figures are depicted in a romanticized neo−Gothic setting. From this, […]

Bridge to Angel Island

Bridge to Angel Island

Bridge to Angel Island is a temporary installation commissioned from the juried proposals submitted for the 1985 UAM exhibition, Monuments To… In 1882, the United States Government passed the Chinese Exclusionary Act, a law designed to thwart Asian immigration. After its passage, Chinese arrivals to the West Coast were detained on Angel Island in San […]

Conductor II

Conductor II

Bryan Hunt’s lyrical sculptures appear as though they are drawings in bronze, which combine the gestural idiom of Abstract Expressionism with linear forms that describe and invigorate negative space. His compelling use of negative and positive space provides unconventional views of natural phenomena and visible references to graphic symbols and human forms. Beyond its existence […]

The Building, the Port, and the Island

The Building, the Port, and the Island

Michael Davis’ addition to the monumental sculpture collection at CSULB, The Building, the Port, and the Island, was donated to the UAM by the Pacific Towers Associates of Long Beach in 1988 and installed with the participation of Davis in 1988−89. Through this work, Davis explores the changing complexion of Long Beach. Composed of three […]

White City

White City

White City depicts a mythological white−walled city where clear blue skies and an ominous frozen silhouette rise above architectural structures, seen through an illusionary “hole”. The painted metal sign frame, which supports the silhouetted figure, is based upon a four−story structure in downtown Los Angeles that was once used for film billboards. The use of […]

Vietnam

Vietnam

Tom Van Sant once said that Vietnam 1975 “…is a symbol of war’s aftermath, twisted metal overgrown by jungle; birds nest among the ruins unaware of previous violence. Life goes on.” The concrete base of the sculpture has become a popular resting place for students, who participate in the realization of the artist’s intent, to […]

In Irons

In Irons

Guy Dill’s In Irons is characterized by the use of opaque and transparent elements which operate as a system of visual opposites. In Irons is an abstract form positioned “dead to the winds” at the highest windswept point of the campus. The sweeping curve of steel, intersected by the rectilinear sheet of glass (both anchored […]