Musical Drawings & Sculptures
Robert Wilhite has repeatedly used music as a metaphor with his sculptures. This is his first exhibition of drawings related to his musical sculptures.
The drawings exhibited are 2 dimensional illustrations of cubes in space emitting silent sounds. They are illustrations combining words or language with a visual vocabulary in order to represent a truly ephemeral presence, silence.
The sculptures are lightweight, lacquered, wood resonating chambers. The projected conic structures in front of them represent the symbolic gestures of real silence being cast from the openings of the volumes, as illustrated in the drawings.
In addition to his solo show at Gallery Neuartig in September 2011, Wilhite is included in various exhibitions and performances during ‘Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945–1980’, organized by the Getty Center during the fall of 2011 and spring of 2012, celebrating an era that continues to inspire the world
- Downtown LA, October 2011, Group Show with Larry Bell, Ed Moses, Robert Irwin, and Laddie John Dill.
- LACE, Los Angeles, CA, Sep 27 – Jan 29: Los Angeles goes life: Performance Art in Southern California 1970 – 1983
- Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, October 30, 2011 – January 22, 2012: Best Kept Secret, UCI and the Development of Contemporary Art in Southern California, 1964 – 197
- Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA, December 11 and 12, 2011at 7PM: IGLU and Tell Me
- Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January 12, 2012: Chinese Cocktail
International Exhibition outside the Getty Center project:
- Kunstverein Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 28, 2011 – January 29, 2012: The Robert Wilhite Store, a store dedicated to the artist – as a more viable alternative to a straight forward retrospective.