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Terry Allen (Outside Security)

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Wish, 2005

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DESCRIPTION: (20 feet x 12 feet) This gracefully curved sculpture representing the image of a wishbone is located in the center of the North Ticket Hall. The piece is slightly canted and mounted to the ticket hall floor by a single prong. Travelers can walk under the arch or around the legs of the wishbone from the entrance into the Ticket Hall and can be heard saying, "Just meet me at the Wishbone."

BIOGRAPHY: Born 1943 in Wichita, Kansas and raised in Lubbock, Texas. Received a BFA from Chouinard Art Institute, Los Angeles in 1966. Allen has worked as an independent artist since 1966, exploring a wide variety of media including musical and theatrical performances, sculpture, painting, drawing, video and cross-disciplinary pieces incorporating multiple forms of media into one work. Allen received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1970, 1978, 1985; Awards in Visual Arts in 1982; a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1986; and the Artist’s Residency Fellowship, Columbus, Ohio, to name a few. The artist has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the United States. His public works can be found at Morton/Donnelly Trust, Los Angeles; Sterling Software, Dallas; George Bush International Airport, Houston; Denver International Airport; and the University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California. Allen's work is held in numerous private collections including AT&T, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Detroit Institute of Arts; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Dallas Museum of Art. Allen currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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