Monday, August 7, 2017

Literal Architectural Reflective Nautical - LSP

Visit Laumeier Sculpture Park and you will be treated to a wonderful array of contemporary sculpture. Here are some of my favorites.
Laumeier Lamps adorn the parking area adjacent to the fine arts building spelling out the word UPSIDE (but upside down). T. Kelly Mason (b. 1964 in Hollywood, CA) earned his B.A. in Music/Liberal Arts from California State University, Long Beach, in 1988 and his M.F.A. from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California, in 1990.
Saint Louis Bones by Robert Stackhouse (b. 1942 in Bronxville, NY). Stackhouse earned his B.A. from the University of South Florida and his M.A. from the University of Maryland. His interest in ships is evident in this piece created for Laumeier.
Bornibus by American artist Mark di Suvero (b. 1933 Shanghai, China) is an abstract expressionistic monumental sculpture. Di Suvero earned his B.A. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1957. While studying philosophy, he began pursuing sculpture and became recognized for his massive architectural sculptures. 
If the world is a fair place… was conceived by Raqs Media Collective, a group of artists formed in 1991 by independent media practitioners Jeebesh Bagchi (b. 1965, New Delhi, India), Monica Narula (b. 1969, New Delhi, India) and Shuddhabrata Sengupta (b. 1968, New Delhi, India). Trees are wrapped with select responses to the prompt. 
Triangle Bridge by Dan Graham (b.1942 Champaign-Urbana, IL). Graham is a pioneer in performance and video art who later turned his attention to architectural projects designed for social interaction in public spaces. 
Redwood One by Johann Feilacher (b. 1954 Villach, Austria). Feilacher created this using his preferred tool, the chainsaw. It is one of the world’s largest wooden sculptures from a single piece of wood.
Tower Hybrid is a dramatic piece that seems to point skyward. Artist Richard Hunt (b. 1935 in Chicago) earned his B.A.E. from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1957. Hunt also received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1962 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Sculpture Center in 2009. 

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