Houses, Wedges and Figures
January 25, 2005 - March
Slide lecture by the artist, Wednesday, January
25, 4:30 pm Binn-Merrill Hall, room 106. Museum reception with the
artist, Thursday, January 26, 4:30 – 6:00 pm
A solo exhibition of recent ceramic pieces by
Robert Winokur opens at the Museum on January 25, 2006.
Robert Winokur was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New
York. In 1956 he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The
Tyler School of Fine Art of Temple University where he majored in
sculpture and minored in ceramics under the direction of Rudi Staffel;
two years later he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from the
New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University.
From 1966 to 2005 Robert taught ceramics at The
Tyler School of Art of Temple University, retiring with the status
of Professor Emeritus after thirty-nine years. Robert and Paula
continue to maintain their studio and gallery in Horsham, Pennsylvania.
His work may be seen in numerous public collections
including Houston Museum of Fine Arts; Nickle Arts Museum at the
University of Calgary; Contemporary Museum, Honolulu; Los Angeles
County Museum of Art; Sanbao International Ceramic Art Work Village
and the Ceramics Art Institute, Jingdezen, People’s Republic
of China; Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam; and Philadelphia
Museum of Art.
Included in this exhibition will be Winokur’s
ceramic houses that he characterizes as “a unique kind of
container, one that is imbued with a deep set of profound, symbolic
and multi-layered psychic associations.”