Related Objects
Current Location:
Lake Huron Hall -> 2nd Floor (LHH)
Location Notes:
LHH; 2nd Floor; Classic Department Suite 211; Left of Room 211D

Arch

Artwork
Identifier:
2004.486.1
Artist:
Dmitry Kaminker
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Cast Bronze
Date:
1999
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 4 in Width: 8.5 in Depth: 4 in
Description:
Gilded sculpture of archway.
Historical Context:
As a young man in the Soviet Army, Dimitry Kaminker worked as an assistant to artists creating public sculptures for the Russian government. Wanting to express his own artistic style, Kaminker created artwork in the sub-basement of the government studio. He gathered recycled and discarded materials to create sculptures that the authorities would never have permitted him to exhibit. Playing with the sometimes-contradictory combination of myth and reality, Kaminker’s artwork can have a humorous side, but is meant for thoughtful reflection on history and modernity.