Robert Thiele: 8-Four-9

Oct. 8, 2010 - Nov. 13, 2010

Opening reception Oct. 8, 2010, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Dorsch Gallery presents an intimate exhibition of Robert Thiele's new works, all made within the last year. The exhibition, called 8-Four-9, will coincide with the launch of an exhibition catalog of the artist's 30-year survey which filled the entire gallery last year. Published by Dorsch Gallery Press, the catalog includes documentation of the works in the survey show, installation images, and essays by Peter Boswell, curator at Miami Art Museum, and Helen Kohen, former art critic for the Miami Herald and current art historian in charge of the Vasari Project, an archive of Miami's art history.

Thiele began exhibiting in the early 1970s. He participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art's Biennial Exhibition in 1975. He and Salvatore La Rosa were the first South Florida artists to be included in this national biennial exhibition. He has been awarded Florida's Individual Artist Fellowship three times. His numerous solo and group exhibitions include many in public institutions. Among these are the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL; Musee Cantini, Marseilles, France; Centre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; and Sculpture Center, NY. The distinguished critics and curators who have written essays on his work include Peter Frank, Paula Harper, Michael Kimmelman, Mark Ormond, Carter Ratcliff, and Robert J. Sindelir. Thiele divides his time between studios in Miami, Florida and New York since moving into the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood DUMBO in 1990. Most recently, his work was on view in New Work Miami 2010 at Miami Art Museum.

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To A 663, 2010

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A-661, 2010

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M-831, 2010

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Straight Eight #2, 2010