Are you looking for some art to liven up your dorm room? Here are some WAM Collective favorites from the Weisman’s new HOMEWORK Art Rental Collection. Bonus, you can rent for only $15 a semester!
White Castle, Minneapolis
Will Agar’s black-and-white photograph of a White Castle in 1983 would tie together the perfect minimalist aesthetic. Modern, chic, and local, this gelatin silver print can be yours for the semester. Besides, who doesn’t love some White Castle.
Airship with Apples
Looking for a little symmetrical flare for your dorm room? See about renting Airship with Apples, the 1968 photolithograph by John Randolph Carter! The striking primaries of the titular airship (and apples) complimented by the natural, darkly shaded mid ground really make this piece stand out.
The Tides of Change
People grow over the years, especially students. As we discover new things and dive into new interests, we sometimes leave old parts of ourselves behind. This 2007 screenprint by Diana Eicher beautifully reflects that transition.
For those who love the pairing of poetry and visual art, this simple etching and accompanying verse is perfect. The stark beauty and contemplative mood of the work makes it a perfect piece to hang in a quiet space, a reminder to find peace and stillness amidst the bustling pace of life.
The Sun on the Street
Evoking Matisse’s work with paper cutouts, Akiko Shirai’s abstract depiction of the sun hitting the pavement is an intriguingly fresh portrayal of a mundane scene of everyday life. This piece is as simple as it is evocative, and its bright colors would spruce up anyone’s walls.
Richard Florsheim’s engaging rendering of the blurred lights of cars speeding down the highway and their distorted reflections in the nearby water provokes many emotions. Nostalgia, hope for the future, and dawning freedom are all called to mind – whatever this lithograph means to you it would be a wonderful addition to any room.
Isabella Gold is a first year undergraduate student studying art history through the University Honors Program. Born and raised in the Twin Cities, she enjoys exploring the vibrant art scene in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, from the SPCO to the Walker. When not at the WAM, Isabella can be found playing violin in the Campus Orchestra, bouldering, or writing poetry.