Creative Projects

Creative Projects

Collaborative and Research Based Art Project From July 2017 to December 2017, artist Edgar Fabian Frias will be conducting a research-based project in collaboration with policy advisor, environmentalist, and advocate Demi Espinoza. In conjunction with the Getty sponsored biennial Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA and Angels Gate Cultural Center’s exhibition Coastal/Border, Frias and Espinoza will trace the pathways that surround lines of economic distribution, originating from the Port of Los Angeles and making their way through Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and the Coachella Valley. Espinoza has been researching the damaging effects on the ecosystem and human health that arise from the thousands of pounds of emissions, toxic waste, and socioeconomic disruption that accompany the trains, semi-trucks, and other petroleum-fueled vehicles that push goods through these sites, heavily populated with Latinos, into the rest of the United States.