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Zoe Crosher: Prospecting Palm Fronds

Dec 15, 2017-May 13, 2018
The newest iteration of the ongoing series LA Like: Prospecting Palm Fronds by Los Angeles–based artist Zoe Crosher is presented in the Roof Deck Sculpture Garden. Crosher began collecting the discarded fronds she found on the city streets after discovering that Los Angeles’s iconic palm trees were nearing the end of their natural life span (75–100 years) and slowly disappearing. She cast the fronds in bronze using a lost-wax casting process that evokes the history of monuments and memorials. The palm fronds—spread across the roof-deck as if they have fallen directly from trees—are an elegant, poetic reminder of the intricate details that can emerge from looking closer.
AAM exhibitions are made possible by the Marx Exhibition Fund. General exhibition support is provided by the Toby Devan Lewis Visiting Artist Fund.