University Museums

Title: Untitled XXXVI
Name: Wire Sculpture
Date: 1999
Medium: Metal, Wire and Wood
Dimensions: 13 1/4 x 24 1/8 x 3 in. (33.7 x 61.3 x 7.6 cm)
Classification: Sculpture
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Iowa Art in State Buildings Project for the Administrative Services Building. In the Art on Campus Collection, University Museums, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa.
Location: Iowa State University, Administrative Services, Controllers Office
Object Number: U99.44
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Gary Olson is a teacher and artist from Mitchellville, Iowa. He creates collages or box constructions that mysteriously layer bits of wire, mesh and objects that together create a “floating drawing.” His works are abstract studies but often incorporate found objects such as chalk, fishing lures and dice that function on both a formal and symbolic level.