Lennox: A Colorful Place to Land

Some Place Chronicles

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Some Place Chronicles is a series of creative placemaking projects set in three unincorporated communities located in the Second District of Los Angeles County. Numerous and varied engagements with the people who live and work in these communities have culminated in three unique books—each containing explorations, documentation, and pragmatic and poetic testimonies of what has been and dreams of what might be—created by three different artists/collectives.

Lennox: A Colorful Place to Land
by Harry Gamboa Jr
9 x 6.5 in.
ISBN: 978-0-9982457-0-6

Some Place Chronicles asks: What space of possibility opens up when a particular artist encounters a particular place and the people who live and work there? How can artists engage communities through their own distinctive practices, and the methods of looking and reflecting they’ve developed? And how can the communities respond in kind, by inviting artists to their community meetings and gatherings, their libraries, parks, schools and churches, their businesses and their homes? How can artists and communities engage each other in a process of mutual discovery?

Harry Gamboa Jr.: Lead Artist

is a Los Angeles-based artist, writer, and educator. He is the founder and director of Virtual Vérité (2005–present), an international performance troupe, and is a co-founder of the Los Angeles–based performance group Asco (1972–85). He is a faculty member of the Photo and Media Program at CalArts. His work has been exhibited by museums nationally and internationally, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Tate Liverpool, UK; Musée de l’Élysée, Switzerland; and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The Service Bureau: Book Designer

(tSB) is an interdisciplinary design studio established in 2013 by Anther Kiley and Colin Frazer. Based in Los Angeles, tSB produces commissioned and non-commissioned work spanning publication design, type design, web design, exhibition design, writing, and curation. Frazer and Kiley are faculty in the Graphic Design program at CalArts.