As part of Laumeier Sculpture Parks 30th anniversary celebration an important solo museum exhibition by internationally-recognized artist Tony Tasset Will open on October 6,2007. All Things Must Pass will fill Laumeier’s indoor galleries and extend to our outdoor galleries with a new, commissioned, monumental outdoor sculpture. The exhibition, the first to showcase Tasset’s work in St. Louis, will include selected works from the past decade, recent work and new work. A broad range of media typical of Tasset’s practice – video, photography and a variety of approaches to sculpture will be featured.
Tasset frequently uses his environment, his family and himself as subject and inspiration. His work, employing wisdom and wit, continuously contends with the trappings of modernism, postmodern theory, pop culture, and the universal human emotions associated with love, loss, frailty and beauty. In recent work he has turned to the dual nature of his own existence – an urban artist/public figure as well as a suburban-father-with-garden. Using this deeply personal source material, he creates objects and images that are at once ironic, earnest, and decidedly humanistic. Tasset describes his work as an exploration of the “conflicts of the ego and the difficulty in expressing certain sentiments in a postmodern environment where truth is relative, and in a culture of consumption where emotion is a commodity.”
Tony Tasset’s exhibition will open Saturday, October 6, 2007 with a public reception from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and continue through January 13, 2008. An artist’s talk will take place at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3 at White Flag Projects, 4568 Manchester Avenue in St. Louis. The outdoor commission will be at Laumeier for a minimum of one year. An exhibition catalog will be published as well.
For more information, call 314-821-1209