December 7, 2014
2780 W Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA
Please join us for the closing of Olga Koumoundouros’ temporary installation Roundhouse Shines. Roundhouse Shines is a site-determined artwork for the Bowtie Project using the neglected foundation of a historic train turn-around. For this work, Koumoundouros has constructed a 90+ foot long wooden table that bisects the center of the roundhouse and mirrors the topography of the ground. Rectilinear benches made from salvaged rail yard planks line the table and shade canopies provide relief from the sun. The entire structure including the roundhousefloor and its native debris are coated in a multicolored gradient of acrylic house paint.
Koumoundouros has conceived and produced a short performance for the closing where she will conduct 12-20 performers through a series of movements that engage the circular shape of the Roundhouse and it’s river adjacent location. Guests are invited to bring picnic items for a late afternoon gathering at the Roundhouse Shines table following the performance.
Olga Koumoundouros makes installations, sculpture, photos, and social practice events that explore the psycho/social affects of the single family home and the idea of the American Dream. Recent solo exhibitions include We made life here for a little while, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects Off-site, Altadena, CA (2013), Dream Home Resource Center, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2013). She received her MFA from the California Institute for the Arts and is represented by Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects.
Roundhouse Shines is located on the southern end of the Bowtie Project – a short walk of about 500 yards from the parking lot. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.