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2012 Common Work of Art

Randy Regier, Impending Future Bus

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Randy Regier, Impending Future Bus
Randy Regier
born 1964
born Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Impending Future Bus, 2004
steel, mixed media, cast plastic, acrylic urethane

Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund, 2010.0003

In conjunction with KU’s selection of Notes from No Man’s Land by Eula Biss as its Common Book for the 2012­–2013 academic year, the Spencer Museum of Art has selected Randy Regier’s Impending Future Bus as the Common Work of Art.

Regier’s whimsical sculpture uses the vocabulary of toys to create a memorable work that raises questions about serious topics. Impending Future Bus explores changing racial demographics within the United States represented by the passengers of a bus. Regier uses his dedication to craftsmanship to unite an engaging, playful style with an unquestionable seriousness of purpose.