Artist Erin Burrell is recently out of school. He just finished up at Pasadena’s Art Center and is quickly carving into the art landscape in an unexpected way: through history. The former TBWA/Chiat/Day designer turned fine artist has become infatuated with Los Angeles’ concealed history and is now focusing his artistic gaze toward uncovering these things the young city has covered up in order to seem more progressive or cooler or sexier.
Erin has an interesting look at Los Angeles and is incredibly knowledgable about what is quite literally under the surface, from Victorian houses that once stood where Dodger Stadium is to a trolley system whose skeletal system can be spotted at various points in the city. He is unfolding his own story and hopefully will unfold a narrative that will educate and inform many in our city.