Event

Positively 4th Street

Date/Time: 
Friday, January 26, 2018 - 2:30pm
Positively 4th Street at the Don B. Huntley Gallery
Positively 4th Street at the Don B. Huntley Gallery

Built in 1931, the 4th Street Viaduct spans the Los Angeles River, supporting railroad tracks and industry. Its Gothic Revival architecture contrasts with the unadorned flood-control channel beneath it. The exhibit “Positively 4th Street: An Encounter with Los Angeles’ Fourth Street Viaduct” is an exploration of the reactions of three artists to this multifaceted location.

As Angelenos debate river revitalization and nearby gentrification, painter Roderick Smith, writer and essayist DJ Waldie and urban planner and painter Richard Willson, who is a professor of urban and regional planning at Cal Poly Pomona, share their interpretations of this unique site offering a mashup of functionality and architectural styles.