Us, in flux: 2nd artist profile - Robert Longyear
Robert Longyear is an American artist currently residing in St. Louis, Missouri. Robert received his MFA from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, and his BFA from the University of Kansas. He is the Community Outreach Manager and Metals Studio Chair at Craft Alliance in St. Louis, MO as well as a visiting lecturer, juror and curator. His work is included in numerous publications and is exhibited throughout the United States.
I’m drawn to buildings as metaphor for system breakdowns – and as opportunities to learn more about how humans interface with the world through architecture. I use neglected structures as my raw material. In this way, I am able to reveal their hidden construction, provide new ways of perceiving space, and create metaphors for the human condition.
Remember, there’s a bureaucracy to opposable thumbs, and it’s best that we remember, brick by brick, that just the way the game goes…
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