A Paseo Through Time in Florence-Firestone
Some Place Chronicles is a series of five creative placemaking projects set in five unincorporated communities within the Second District of Los Angeles County. Numerous and varied engagements with the people who live and work in these communities have culminated in five unique books—each containing explorations, documentations, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be—created by five different artists/collectives. The chronicle of Florence-Firestone is authored by artist Jeannene Przyblyski.
A Paseo through Time in Florence-Firestone
by Jeannene Przyblyski
with contributions by Jonathan Pacheco Bell and Susan Morgan
Release date: February 2017
Jeannene Przyblyski was born in Norwalk, California, and has lived in San Francisco and Los Angeles. She is an artist, historian, teacher, and provost at CalArts. Her artwork combines deep research and a wide-ranging and playful use of media to foster exploration and discovery within everyday landscapes. She has made a perfume for San Francisco, a trail of urban land-use monuments for Portland, a cinematic audio experience for a river outside Boston, and a radio station for the Golden Gate Bridge. A Paseo Through Time in Florence-Firestone is her first project for Los Angeles.
Catherine Lee is a freelance designer and printmaker, currently working on a variety of personal and professional projects, publications, and exhibitions. She is interested in the physical matter of design and uses a painterly sensibility and sophisticated color palette in her work. Lee received her BFA in Oriental Painting from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts.
Calvin Rye is a graphic designer and printmaker working in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His practice is split between professional work for clients such as Nike and Intel, and more expressive and experimental work that includes printmaking and smaller design projects. Teaching binds these practices together, combining Rye’s interest in personal process and expressive making with design research, structure, and direct communication. He has an MFA from CalArts and an undergraduate degree in Business from the University of Michigan.