FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Molly Eppard, Art in Public Places Coordinator
970.479.2344 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Major Work by Artist Lawrence Weiner Donated
to Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places Collection
(Vail, CO) – The Town of Vail’s Art in Public Places (AIPP) Board recently accepted the generous gift of a major work of Contemporary art from the collection of Vicki and Kent Logan. Lawrence Weiner is one of the original figures of the Conceptual Art Movement from the 1960s and was amongst the trailblazing artists who presented art through language. His textual art has appeared in the permanent collections and exhibitions in every major museum around the world.
In 2007, a comprehensive exhibition included the donated work and received critical acclaim as it traveled to The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. Working closely with the artist and his studio, the donated work TO THE EXTENT OF HOW DEEP THE VALLEY IS AT SOME GIVEN TIME will be installed on the western facing exterior façade of the Vail Village parking structure later this month.
“We selected this Lawrence Weiner piece as it speaks to man’s relationship to our time on earth or if you will, here in the Vail Valley. We appreciate the evocative thought that the earth and its treasures and more specifically, the Vail Valley, existed well before we all arrived and cherished the place, and will continue to exist well after our time here in the Valley. The power of nature, the power of mankind, or the frailty of both. This open-ended question/thought combines our love of art, its ability to ask us to look at our lives, and our love of the Vail Valley, all in one piece,” explain Kent and Vicki Logan about the work’s significance to Vail.
“Art in Public Places is honored to have one of the founding figures of the Conceptual Art Movement and a prominent exhibitor in museums throughout the world as part of the Town of Vail’s public art collection. This gift will be enjoyed by the community and guests for generations to come. Words cannot describe our gratitude and appreciation for the Logan’s endless contributions to our art community. We are fortunate to have their support for our program, as their legacy reaches a breadth of our entire community,” remarks Kara Woods, AIPP Board Chair.
Much of the Logan’s art collection is being gifted to the Denver Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Art Museum. It is an honor to have this particular work gifted to the Town of Vail to enjoy.