St. Louis, MO
Laumeier presents a Collections exhibition in celebration of its 40th Anniversary year in the Whitaker Foundation Gallery at the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. The multimedia exhibition features a selection of works from the institution’s extensive collection of preparatory drawings, prints, works on paper, collages, photographs and videos in commemoration of the institution’s 40th Anniversary.
The exhibition demonstrates Laumeier’s leadership in the area of contemporary public art by drawing on the breadth and depth of the outdoor collection and the many ways in which artists have approached temporary and permanent sculptural commissions throughout Laumeier’s 40-year history. The exhibition features works by various artists including Vito Acconci, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Andy Goldsworthy, Donald Judd, Cildo Miereles, David Nash, Valeska Soares, Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Meg Webster, among many others.
“Drawing from the Collection: 40 Years at Laumeier focuses on the unique way these artists approach drawing as a method used to brainstorm, engineer, translate and complement their three-dimensional creations. There is an immediacy in the artist’s thought process that these works on paper communicate as they explore the gap between ideas and reality,” said Dana Turkovic, Laumeier’s Curator of Exhibitions. “The artworks in Laumeier’s Collection are unique in the sense that they function, in some cases, as diagrammatical studies in additional to studies of Laumeier’s landscape. Collectively, the artworks are sketches of a space that is not only a place for sculpture, but also a place for living.”
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website