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Made in L.A. Billboard Project
Jul 16 - Aug 18, 2012
Nicole Miller’s billboard depicts a document from actor Darby Jones’ archive that Miller was able to obtain through her work with actor’s son. Jones, one of the first African American actors to work in Hollywood, kept lists of directors or famed actors that he wanted to work with during his career. These lists are both an anecdotal and biographical record of an African American actor’s career at a time when minorities within this profession were limited to playing stereotypical characters. Nicole Miller’s billboard directly corresponds to her new body of video work on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park.
Miller’s billboard is located on Hollywood Boulevard (between Edgemont and Berendo Streets) at the entrance to Barnsdall Art Park until August 18, 2012, and is produced by LA><ART Public Art Initiatives and ForYourArt – Los Angeles Public Domain (LAPD).