Among pieces of other living contemporary artists, President and Michelle Obama have chosen works from artist Glen Ligon for their private living quarters in the White House. During Ligon’s creative process, he uses text from James Baldwin, Gertrude Stein and Richard Pryor, explains writer Hunter Drohojowska-Philip of the L.A. Times. Photo below is courtesy of Christina House. Text is stenciled in paint along with shimmering coal dust on the canvas, and sometimes words overlap. Ligon says he is not a political artist. He says, “I make art to figure out what I’m thinking, not to tell people what I think.” Ligon’s works are featured at Regen Projects II, 9016 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, from Saturday to January 23rd. Price is free.