Mark Dion: Follies: Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis
Laumeier Sculpture Park is proud to present Mark Dion: Follies. Mark Dion has fashioned a world-wide reputation as an innovative sculptor and installation artist whose points of departure include the intersections of the historical and the contemporary, as well as the man-made and natural worlds. Mark Dion: Follies is the most comprehensive look at the artist’s architectural works from the 1990s to the present; sheds or shacks filled with the tools of the trade for scientists, botanists and naturalists who live in, study and collect natural specimens. Laumeier will present selections from the original exhibition. Visitors will experience sculptural installations such as Hunting Blind (The Glutton) and Hunting Blind (The Dandy Rococo), Dion’s elaborate takes on the outdoor protective structures used by hunters,as well as The Memory Box, a shed filled with dozens of keepsake objects stored in individual containers that suggest the ways that inanimate objects are associated with treasured memories. Approximately one dozen drawings, prints and photographs will round out the presentation.
Mark Dion is an accomplished, celebrated and world-renown artist whose work is embraced by the critics and the general public alike. His artwork explores the intersections between nature, science, architecture, and scholarship in ways that are intelligent, funny, dark, and thought provoking. This exhibition will introduce St. Louis audiences to a substantial amount of his work across multiple media (sculpture, installation, photographs, prints and drawings).