Vessel #JJJ

In the early 1970s Timock joined the ranks of the ceramics department at Kansas City Art Institute. Ken Ferguson and Victor Babu were already in the department when he arrived, and together they built a ceramics department that became one of the most recognized undergraduate programs in the world. With the emphasis the professors put on craftsmanship and aesthetics, their students learned to master their craft. Under the tutelage of these three ceramic masters, students found their own personal styles. The department?s philosophy was to allow students their individual freedom so their growth would not be inhibited. Timock received the National Endowment for the Arts Grant in 1974 and 1981. In 1993 he was awarded the Outstanding Special Projects Award from the Kansas City Art Institute. The Smithsonian Institute and Detroit Institute of the Arts include his sculptural works in their prestigious collections, as well does the Vatican in Rome.

Untitled (#10-10)

McCollum is recognized as one of today?s leading contemporary artists. His work has been exhibited extensively worldwide. Recently, his work has appeared in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Pompidou Center in Paris, France. The current White House Twentieth Century American Sculpture exhibit also includes a work by McCollum. In this early work by McCollum, he divides the composition into rectangles that resemble bricks. He uses intersecting lines throughout the composition, which merge at some point and thus create a sense of resolution. The spaces created by the lines suggest a relationship between the precise lines and the spaces. This abstract geometric work on paper hints at McCollum?s later works that focus on duplication of objects. He has received widespread recognition for his duplicating works, which he began making in the 1970s.