DRAWING FROM THE COLLECTION:
40 YEARS AT LAUMEIER SCULPTURE PARK
Saturday, April 1–
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Laumeier presents an exhibition in celebration and commemoration of its 40th Anniversary year, April 1–July 16, 2017, in the Whitaker Foundation Gallery at the Adam Aronson Fine Arts Center. Curated by Laumeier’s Associate Curator Dana Turkovic, the multimedia exhibition features a selection of works from the institution’s extensive collection of preparatory drawings, prints, works on paper, collages and photographs. The exhibition demonstrates the organization’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 history. The exhibition features works by internationally renowned artists including Vito Acconci, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Andy Goldsworthy, Donald Judd, Cildo Miereles, David Nash, Valeska Soares, Ursula Von Rydingsvard, Ernest Trova and Meg Webster, among many others.
“Drawing from the Collection: 40 Years at Laumeier Sculpture Park 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 addition 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.”
Drawing from the Collection: 40 Years at Laumeier Sculpture Park is supported by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Laumeier Sculpture Park operates in partnership with St. Louis County Parks; projects and programs are supported by the Mark Twain Laumeier Endowment Fund, the Regional Arts Commission, the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Missouri Arts Council and the Arts and Education Council of St. Louis.