A Place We Call Home: East of La Cienega and South of Stocker

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Some Place Chronicles is a series of creative placemaking projects set in four 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 four unique books—each containing explorations, documentation, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be—created by four different artists/collectives. The chronicle of Ladera Heights, View Park, and Windsor Hills is authored by Studio 75 (Isabelle Lutterodt and Sandy Rodriguez).

A Place We Call Home: East of La Cienega and South of Stocker
by Sandy Rodriguez and Isabelle Lutterodt
with contributions by Pernell Cox and Dr. Allan Boodnick
Release date: Fall 2018




Studio 75 is Sandy Rodriguez and Isabelle Lutterodt.


Isabelle Lutterodt

Lead Artist

Isabelle Lutterodt is an artist and art center director of the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Barnsdall Art Park for the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Informed by her experience as an immigrant to the United States, Lutterodt focuses on the social history of underrepresented communities and cultures, using a wide variety of methods to unearth forgotten stories. Lutterodt’s work has been shown at the California African American Museum, Los Angeles; The Kellogg University Art Gallery at Cal Poly Pomona; and the New Walk Art Museum in Leicester, England. She has had solo shows at the University of Redlands (2014) and Los Angeles City College (2015). Lutterodt holds an MFA in Photography from California Institute of Arts and an MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies from the University of Leicester.

Sandy Rodriguez

Lead Artist

Sandy Rodriguez is an artist and education specialist at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. She was raised in San Diego, Tijuana, and Los Angeles. Her paintings capture moments of transformation in the social and cultural landscape of Los Angeles, with a focus on the persistence of place, activism, and physical and cultural regeneration. Rodriguez has a BFA from California Institute of Arts and has exhibited at institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana; Walter Maciel Gallery, Los Angeles; and Art + Practice, Los Angeles. She was awarded the 2014–15 Artist-in-Residence award by the Art + Practice Foundation in Los Angeles and is the 2016-2017 Artist-in-Residence for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission’s Civic Art Program at Martin Luther King Hospital’s Recuperative Care Center.

Thea Lorentzen

Book Designer

Thea Lorentzen is a graphic designer living in Los Angeles. Her work engages memory, color play, patternmaking, and harmony for clients in print, screen, product, and film. She studied engineering and history at Stanford University and received an MFA from CalArts in 2013.

Sarah Shoemake

Book Designer

Sarah Shoemake is a graphic designer based in Los Angeles. Originally from Houston, she received her BA from Sarah Lawrence College in the History and Theory of Visual Culture in 2008, and an MFA in Graphic Design from CalArts in 2014. Her graduate thesis was a series of pattern explorations based on The Sense of Order: A Study in the Psychology of Decorative Art by Ernst Gombrich. Shoemake is a Design Inquiry fellow and has worked with Knoll, Lonny Magazine, Friedman Benda Gallery, Bestor Architecture, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and Green Dragon Office.

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