Brock Sculpture To Be Unveiled Jan. 25

Published 3:41 pm Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Blending the architectural and the artistic, award-winning sculptor Robert Winkler comes to Longwood on January 25 to unveil a new work and offer a lecture about his art. His sculpture Furthermore will appear on the Longwood University campus for two years as part of the Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program. Following the sculpture's installation, the artist will offer a free, public lecture at Hiner Auditorium on Wednesday, January 25 at 6 p.m.

Made of cedar and steel, Furthermore measures 77 x 84 x 96 inches. About his work Winkler notes, “Since the 1990s, I have been manipulating volume, mass and balance to create a sense of movement.” Critics have admired his “graceful, gravity-defying forms that reach in unexpected directions,” and they observe that “the warmth of the material challenges the architectural rigor of the construction.”

Working out of his studio in Ashville, North Carolina, Winker has exhibited his sculptures in seven solo shows in New York and North Carolina, and his works have won prizes in competitions such as the Salisbury Sculpture Show (NC). He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Ohio State University, the Art Institute of Boston, and the School of Visual Arts, New York.

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Selected by Longwood University art students, sculptures that appear as part of the Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program remain on campus for two years. The rotating display of art showcases a variety of styles, materials, and artists. The program is sponsored by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, the Longwood University Office of Capital Planning and Construction, and the Longwood University Office of Facilities Management. More information about the Brock Commons Outdoor Sculpture Program is available on the LCVA's web site or call 295-2206.