Nationally recognized, Robert Thiele is a sculptor and painter whose work is well known and influential in Miami for more than four decades with solo shows at Perez Art Museum Miami and MDC Museum of Art + Design, as well as multiple shows at Emerson Dorsch. He has also exhibited widely with shows in New York at the Whitney Biennial, the Galerie Tammen & Partner in Berlin, Germany and across Europe.
Thiele’s inspiration and precedent came from several sources: from primal sculpture, from the simplest forms in nature, and from the spirit of Minimalistic art. Thiele divides his time living and working between Brooklyn, New York and Miami, Florida. Many of Thiele’s works are large scale sculptures as tall as nine feet high and assume a wide variety of shapes, from round or square to trapezoidal or oblong.
The Art of Containment: Sculpture by Robert Thiele showcases 76 pieces and is on view from March 29 to May 26, 2019, at 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, Florida. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Gallery admission is $5, free for museum members, children 12 and younger, Volusia County School students and Stetson students.