Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

A PLACE THAT DOESN'T EXIST, 2008
poured and mirrored glass
74 x 87 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

LIKE THE FLICKERING OF A CANDLE, 2008
poured and mirrored glass
103 x 76 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

QUIVER, 2008
poured and mirrored glass
39 x 65 inches

Rob Wynne glass text Locks Gallery

RAPTURE, 2007
poured and mirrored glass
23 x 54 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Branch, 2008
luster glazed ceramic, glass
18 x 1 x 1 inches

Rob Wynne book Locks Gallery

A Beautiful Sound, 2004
felt, silk embroidery, hand letter set
published by Carpe Diem Press
19 x 14 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

The Music Room, 2003
bronze, felt, canvas, and ribbon
12 x 10 x 1 inches

Rob Wynne book Locks Gallery

Selected Words, 2002
felt, silk embroidery, hand letter set
published by Carpe Diem Press
19 x 14 inches

Rob Wynne fly Locks Gallery

Fly, 2000
luster glazed ceramic
19 x 13 x 5 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Feet, 1998
blown and mirrored glass
10 x 7 x 6 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Faux, 2008
pigment print on canvas with embroidery
36 x 30 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

I Walk Everyday in Search of You, 2008
four color screen print with hand applied glitter
60 x 40 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Snowflake, 2008
glass beads and thread on vellum
27 x 21 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Octopus, 2008
glass beads and thread
27 x 21 inches

Rob Wynne Locks Gallery

Butterfly 2, 2008
glass beads and thread on vellum
27 x 21 inches

Press Release

 

August 2008, Philadelphia, PA – Locks Gallery is pleased to present Like the Flickering of a Candle, sculpture and mixed-media works by New York artist Rob Wynne. The exhibition will be on view October 3 through November 1, 2008. There will be a reception for the artist Friday, October 3, 2008 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
 
In his first solo show in Philadelphia, Wynne will present a collection of his hand-crafted objects against a backdrop of digital images and wall scale quotes crafted in glass. Additional artworks, presented like trophies displayed on a table, include handmade books and a cast silver branch. Grouping together his objects d’art, using refined glossy materials such as porcelain, Wynne builds a Baroque sensibility that directs the viewer to consider the seriousness of beauty. In displaying objects such as oversized glass insects and feet, he shows art’s brevity as well.
 
Wynne’s installation further explores his interest in beautiful objects and the intellectually provocative. The gallery walls are occupied by the artist’s words, found in the wall-sized, poured-glass text sculptures, and in the machine-embroidered writing on top of the artist’s paintings. Infused with philosophy and an attachment to Baroque and Romantic styles - Wynne creates a shifting environment of the sublime and the surreal.
 
Rob Wynne has had numerous solo gallery exhibitions, including JGM Galerie, Paris; Galerie Edward Mitterand, Geneva; and Holly Solomon Gallery, New York. His work has been featured in group exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum, TX; P.S.1 Institute for Contemporary Art, NY; Long Beach Museum of Art, CA; The Drawing Center, NY; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Wynne’s work is in the collections of the Whitney Musum of American Art, NY; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA; Fondation d’art contemporain Guerlain, France; and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Paris.
 

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