About the Artwork:
The "Cornets" series is a group of ongoing cast bronze sculptures that highlight the slippage between words and their meaning. The objects are meant to associate with an instrument of sound projection, even though their message remains unclear and in flux, depending on where the text begins and ends.
A 2010 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, Darryl Lauster is an Intermedia artist, writer, and a Professor of Sculpture at the University of Texas Arlington. He has exhibited nationally at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the National Metal Museum, the Cameron Museum of Art, the Urban Center for Contemporary Art, the John Michael Kohler Foundation and the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, as well as internationally in Berlin, Paris, London and Rutten. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, McNeese State University and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. His writing has been published by Gulf Coast, Art Lies, Crack the Spine, Esthetic Apostle, The Conversation, the Art Journal Open and his first novel, Rites of Passage, was published by Creators Press in 2017.