Visit Laumeier and you will be transported by artists who challenge you to think not just about art but the passage of time and place. Consider these favorites.
Man with a Briefcase has a number that coincides with the number the artist wrote as part of a sequence cognitive exercise. Jonathan Borofsky (b. 1942 in Boston). He earned his B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, in 1964 and his M.F.A. from Yale in 1966. Borofsky currently lives and works in Maine.
House of the Minotaur recalls Greek Mythology with this labyrinth. Tony (Bernard) Rosenthal (b. 1914 in Highland Park, IL) earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1936, and became the first sculpture instructor for the University of California, L.A., in 1952.
Heritage Schooner is a tribute to Laumeier Marketing Director Debra Lakin who died of cancer in 1998. George Greenamyer (b. 1939 in Cleveland) earned his B.F.A. from the Philadelphia College of Art in 1963 and his M.F.A. from the University of Kansas in 1969. Greenamyer taught at the Massachusetts College of Art for more than 30 years.
Palm at the end of the Parking Lot is a battered aluminum encased walnut tree. The name of the work is inspired by a poem entitled Of Mear Being by Wallace Stevens. Robert Lobe (b. 1945 in Detroit). earned his B.A. from Oberlin College in 1967. Lobe received National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1979 and 1984.
Recess is a site-specific installation that inspires discussion of urban growth and decay. Geoffrey Krawczyk (b. 1978 in Oklahoma City). He received his B.F.A in Painting and Printmaking from the University of Oklahoma in 2006 and his M.F.A. in Visual Studies from SUNY-Buffalo in 2010.
Alpha by Beverly Pepper (b.1922 in Brooklyn). She began her career as an art director in New York. She studied art and industrial design at Pratt Institute. She is known for her welded steel sculptures.
The Eye is inspired, in part, by a fascination with taxidermy. Tony Tasset (b. 1960 in Cincinnati) received his B.F.A. at the Art Academy of Cincinnati in 1983 and his M.F.A. at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1985.