Completed Projects

​Darren Goins

Los Angeles, CA

The Sun Guided the Road Bike Shelter

The Geometric Abstract Bicycle (on the horizon) Rack

Bike parking

2018


For his custom bike racks and enhanced Duo-Gard bike shelters, artist Darren Goins first sought to distill the form of a bicycle for his bike rack and then to alter the shelter to tie the rack to the shelter. The Sun Guided the Road Bike Shelter incorporates Goins' design elements into a standard Duo-Gard shelter that covers and protects bicycles locked onto his custom bike racks.  The shelters have two large open circles at each end that support the curved translucent roof.  The geometric abstract shapes of the shelter appear to be both floating and supportive.  When viewed from the side, where the two circles align, the ends create the illusion of a sunrise or sunset on the horizon line with a road leading off into the distance.


Goins titled his bike racks The Geometric Abstract Bicycle (on the horizon) Rack, which is based on the simple and functional design of a bicycle.  The racks, like the additions to the shelters, are painted in a variety of distinct colors: dishy coral, navy blue, o. yellow, plum blossom, foliage, Crawford red, Moore blue, and Algean Sea,  each selected by the artist because they closely resemble a palette used in his paintings. 

There are 84 bike racks in eight different colors distributed throughout nine stations along the line. Eight stations have both bike racks and canopies. 

Artist Bio

A graduate of UNC Charlotte, Darren Goins earned his BFA in photography and printmaking and minored in Art History. As an eleven month resident artist at McColl Center for Visual Art, he established his reputation as a highly sought after painter, and began shifting his studio practice into the public realm through sculpture. After much local success, Goins moved to New York and then Los Angeles where he currently lives and works while he continues his own studio practice. Goins' most recent public projects include Socrates Sculpture Park, NYC and NYCDOT.  ​