November 14, 2020
Los Angeles State Historic Park
1245 N Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Join us for the closing event of artist Ignacio Perez Meruane’s progression without end, a site based sculptural installation at Los Angeles State Historic Park. Ignacio will be in conversation with historian of the American West, William Deverell, about the cultural, environmental, and social history of the land connected to LASHP and how artworks can function within this historical context.
Clockshop will have picnic blankets spread across the grass in advance of the event, so attendees may sit and enjoy the program at a safe distance. This program is presented as part of Clockshop’s ongoing partnership with the Los Angeles State Historic Park in response to state and local health ordinances around how public gatherings can take place during the Covid pandemic. This location allows for audiences to gather in small groups while following COVID-19 state guidelines.
Ignacio Perez Meruane was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and raised in Santiago, Chile (Lives and works in Los Angeles). Perez Meruane received a B.F.A. in General Sculptural Studies from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts. His recent exhibitions include work at The Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (2019); and solo exhibitions at Rogers, Los Angeles, CA (2018) and the Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, CA (2017).
William Deverell, a historian of the 19th and 20th century American West, has published numerous books and papers on the history of California and the American West. Recent books include “Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of its Mexican Past,” which examines the historical relationship between the growth of Los Angeles and Southern California’s complex history of racial and ethnic conflict and accommodation. With USC’s Greg Hise, he recently edited “Land of Sunshine: An Environmental History of Metropolitan Los Angeles,” part of the University of Pittsburgh Press’s series on the environmental history of urban America. He and Hise are currently at work on the co-edited “Blackwell Companion to Los Angeles.” With Professor David Igler of UC Irvine, Deverell is co-editor of the “Blackwell Companion to California.” Professor Deverell is the director of the newly-established Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, a collaborative research and teaching entity between USC’s College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences and the Huntington Library. Professor Deverell’s current research focuses on the aftermath of the Civil War in the American West.
*If you are planning to attend, please follow current LA County COVID-19 safety guidelines, including wearing a face mask and observing physical distancing protocol. Two hand wash stations are available in the park.