Sculpture: A Wyoming InvitationalSculpture: A Wyoming Invitational is an exhibition of outdoor public art on the campus of the University of Wyoming and in the City of Laramie. The exhibition will continue through July 2009.
Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational was an idea conceived in response to the University of Wyoming Art Museum’s planned renovations effecting the galleries, and to the increasing interest in public art for our campus and community.
Seventeen sculptures by 16 artists are on view, or are in the process of being installed, on the campus of the University of Wyoming and across the City of Laramie. The exhibition officially opens with a reception on Friday, September 12, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, on Prexy’s Pasture at the Simpson Family Plaza.
Deborah Butterfield, Stan Dolega, Patrick Dougherty, Linda Fleming, John Henry, Jun Kaneko, John Kearney, Charmaine Locke, Jesús Moroles, Charles Parson, Carl Reed, Robert Russin, James Surls, Steven Siegel, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Wanxin Zhang, and, by special invitation, the artists of Ark Regional Services.
Deborah Butterfield, Billings, 1996, found steel, welded, 87 x 102 x 32 inches, lent by the artist
Ursula von Rydingsvard, Doolin Doolin, 1995-1997, cedar and graphite, 83 x 212 x 77 inches, lent by Neltje
Jun Kaneko, Untitled Dango, glazed ceramic, 75-1/2 x 59 x 29 inches, 2001, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, Patricia R. Guthrie, W. Sherman and Dorothy Burns Estate, and University of Wyoming Art Museum Acquisition Fund Purchase, 2004.3
Jesús Bautista Moroles, Eclipse, Vermont granite, 78-1/2 x 33-1/4 x 7-1/2 inches, 1990, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, gift of Harvey and Mireille Katz, in honor of Olga Mordo, 1998.8
Prexy’s Pasture (clockwise from Simpson Plaza)
Charles Parson, Molto Allargando, 2008, steel, glass, plastic, earth, 65-feet, lent by the artist (north of Ross Hall)
Carl Reed, Braced Ring with Outlyer, 2008, stone, steel, 96 x 129 x 73 inches, 64 x 27 x25 inches, lent by the artist (east of the College of A&S)
James Surls, In Circle, 2008, stainless steel, 120 x 113 x 107 inches, lent by the artist (south of the College of Agriculture)
Patrick Dougherty, Short Cut, 2008, saplings, 17 x 21 x 39 feet, site-specific installation, lent by the artist (northwest corner)
Jesús Moroles, Granite Windows, 2008, found steel tank, granite, 7 feet tall x 8 feet diameter, lent by the artist (west of Half Acre Gym)
Old Main (president’s suite)
Wanxin Zhang, Waiting, 2007, glazed ceramic, 76 x 24 x 18 inches, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, Patricia S. Guthrie Special Exhibits Endowment and the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum Purchase, 2008.14
Classroom Building (plaza on 9th St)
Linda Fleming, Refugium, 2007, laser cut steel, 105 x 228 x 108 inches, lent by the artist
City of Laramie
Charmaine Locke, Open Book, 2004, bronze, 1/5, 79 x 63 x 40 inches, lent by the Surls Locke Personal Collection (Albany County Public Library, Grand Ave)
John Kearney, Alligator, 1973, chrome plated steel, welded, 26-1/2 x 115 x 24 inches, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, gift of Mr. Harris J. Klein, 1974.3 (City Annex, 4th & Grand)
Robert Russin, First Step, ca. 1972, bronze, 5 x 6-1/2 x 3-1/2 feet, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, gift of Isadore Familian, 1991.23 (Undine Park)
Steven Siegel, It goes under, 2008, mulch, screening, wood, 170 feet, site-specific installation, lent by the artist (Laramie Greenbelt at Commerce St entrance)
Artists of Ark, (title unknown), 2008, steel and mixed media, size variable, made possible by a grant from the Wyoming Arts Council (Center for Creative Arts, N 4th)
Stan Dolega, Vedauwoo Modernized, 2008, steel, boulders, flagstone, 10 x 10 x 8 feet, lent by the artist (Optimist Park)
August 25 – 27
John Henry, River High, 2008, painted steel, 55 feet tall, lent by the artist (east of Rec Center on Boulder Dr)
Sculpture was organized by the University of Wyoming Art Museum, and made possible through the generosity of an anonymous sponsor and the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum, with additional funding from the UW President’s Office, UW Academic Affairs Office, UW Physical Plant, Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, Guthrie Family Foundation, FMC Corporation, Richard & Judith Agee, John & Mari Ann Martin, American National Bank, First Interstate Bank of Laramie and First Interstate Bancsystem Foundation, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Haselden Construction, Murdock Law Firm P.C., Rocky Mountain Power, Albany County Tourism Board, Laramie Parks & Recreation, Laramie Economic Development Corporation and the Laramie Beautification Committee, Wyoming Public Radio, Albany County Library Foundation, and the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes a great nation deserves great art.
For more information, call (307) 766-6622 or visit the Art Museum webpage.