Bob Rauschenberg Gallery Exhibit Opening, Reception and Gallery Conversation
Theo Wujcik: A Ten Year Retrospective 2001-2011
January 13 – February 25, 2012
Opening and Reception: Friday, January 13, 6 – 8 p.m.
Curated by Barbara Anderson Hill
A Conversation: Theo Wujcik and Barbara Anderson Hill, 7 p.m.
Theo Wujcik is masterful at combining fragmented images of contemporary popular culture to create powerful works that convey a range of themes, iconography and experiences. This exhibition expands on Wujcik’s earlier traveling Florida museum 30- year retrospective 1970-2000.
Professor emeritus of University of South Florida and former master printer for prestigious studios in California, Michigan and Florida, Wujcik has received seven national grant and fellowship awards. His work has been included in exhibitions at New York\'s Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art; Brooklyn Museum of Art; the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan; Yale University Art Gallery, Connecticut; and the Polk Museum of Art, Florida. His work is also included in the permanent collections of these institutions. Internationally, his work was recently included in an exhibition which originated in Oslo, Norway and traveled to Belgium, France and the United States.
Wujcik lives in his studio in the heart of Tampa\'s historic Ybor City, where his urban life and studio work are seamlessly interwoven. Retired from teaching since 2003, Wujcik paints fulltime, continuing his lifelong investigation of popular culture, associating its idiosyncrasies and disconnects in a remarkable, visually poetic way.