Centers of the USA
According to Hawthorne, "the exhibition is in many ways an exploration of the human desire to find and mark a center, a universal impulse that has
gained new precision - and perhaps a new momentum - in the digital age."
Hawthorne uses the exhibition to muse on the seemingly ever-present compulsion in Los Angeles to (re)define Downtown and the changing definition of centrality.
"Organizing an exhibition like this one in Los Angeles, the first big city to develop without a single center, adds a layer of richness and irony to what's on the walls."