September 19, 2018

Art for Rent!

 

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

Credit: Will Agar, White Castle, Minneapolis, photograph, 1983, printed 2005. Gift of Will Agar.  (2005.22.5)

 

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

Credit: John Randolph Carter, Airship with Apples, 1968, offset lithograph on paper. The Rental Fund. (1971.2.1)

 

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

Credit: Diana Eicher, The Tides of Change, 2007, screenprint on paper. Gift of the Graduate Program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. (2007.24.7)

 

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.

 

Moon Path

Credit: Gregory Masurovsky, Moon Path, 1970, etching on paper. Gift of Lone and Hudson D. Walker. (1973.6.189.7)

 

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

Credit: Akiko Shirai, The Sun on the Street, 1960-1972, color screenprint on Arches white wove paper. Gift of Lone and Hudson D. Walker. (1973.6.79)

 

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.

 

Outer Drive

Credit: Richard Florsheim, Outer Drive, 1972, color lithograph on paper. Gift of Lone and Hudson D. Walker. (1975.16.13)

 

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.

 

Interested? Stop by the 2018 HOMEWORK Art Rental Collection Launch party, happening on Wednesday, September 19, starting at 5:00 p.m. 

 


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.