Above: Director Marilu Knode during her gallery talk for the exhibition Camp Out: Finding Home in an Unstable World, June 2012.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
It's been a long winter in the St. Louis region and while the trees have been shedding their fluffy pink and white petticoats, Laumeier staff also are shaking off the cloak winter and heading back outdoors.
This month in the Park you'll see great new works by artists Ken Lum (Canada), Matts Leiderstam (Sweden), Jenny Price (US) and Bernard Williams (US), part of The River Between Us exhibiton. We continue the conservation work on our Donald Judd, Untitled, 1984, with the installation of fencing around the site where we will excavate a new foundation for the piece. If you, or someone in your house, likes big equipment, now's the chance to see some at work!
Dré Wapennar's Treetent, 2005, mad its re-appearance this month. As part of our on-going protection of works in new media, Wapenaar's interactive tree-mounted, teardrop canvas tent was in "hibernation" this winter. Come climb into the tent to see the Park, literally, from a bird's eye view.
One change we hope to make in our landscape this year is to purchase Jessica Stockholder's work, Flooded Chamber's Maid, 2009 - 2010, for our Permanent Collection--and we need your help!
Some long-time supporters have come forward to help us purchase this work, which camp kids use for lunch and play, and regular visitors enjoy for a break. If you'd like to see this spectacular piece by a major American artist stay in the Children's Sculpture Garden, call me at 314.615.5272. By adding Jessica's piece to our grounds, we continue Laumeier's long tradition of supporting great work by great women artists.
See you in the Park for Mother's Day weekend!