Pratt Institute | 200 Willoughby Avenue
Opening Reception and Memorial Celebration: Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 5–7 PM
With a career spanning more than six decades, artist and teacher David Weinrib (1924–2016) left behind a legacy of innovation, creativity, and commitment. Weinrib worked as a potter, sculptor, painter, photographer, filmmaker, curator, and instructor, earning recognition in the 1960s and 1970s for his abstract sculptures and experiments with cast resin pieces. In recent years, his work focused on cut-paper forms and computer-aided laser-cut acrylic collages. His work has been featured in one-person and group shows, and can be found in the collections of the Walker Art Center, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. For the last 30 years, Weinrib taught Foundation classes at Pratt, and in 1999 founded the Sculpture Park, a project he curated for nearly 20 years that gained recognition as one of the 10 best college and university campus art presentations in the country by Public Art Review in 2006.
Location: Rubelle and Norman Schafler Gallery, Brooklyn Campus