CONSTRUCTURE

Barbara Robertson

Feb 7th – March 2nd,  2019

FEATURED WORK FROM EXHIBITION

UP IN THE AIR

40 X 46″ acrylic and paper on wood panel

FLUX

52 X 42″ mixed media on mounted panel

ROUGH CUT 4

42 X 52″ mixed media on mounted panel

ARRAY

42 X 52″ mixed media on mounted panel

TUMBLE

32 X 24″ mixed media on paper, framed

Biography          CV          Statement

Barbara Robertson works across the fissure between analog and digital realms uniting centuries-old elemental materials like Japanese Kozo paper with video, sound, and installation. Using digital imagery sourced from commonplace materials like wood, concrete, and stone in combination with painting, collage, animation and sound, her work explores how we respond to and experience the ever-changing built environment.

UNTITLED (BLUE)

21 X 17″ mixed medium on mounted panel

ELEMENT

22 X 13 X 1.75″ kozo paper on panel

Barbara Robertson is especially fascinated by the rapid growth and visual change in the city of Seattle, and the proliferation of oppressive building projects that have no relationship to their site. While the work is not a direct critique of that phenomenon, it is prompted by thoughts about living in an architectural environment based on efficiency instead of aesthetics or concerns with what makes a city desirable.

ELEMENT 8

22 X 14 X 1.75″ kozo paper on mounted panel

ELEMENT 11

16.5 X 15 X 1.75″ kozo paper on mounted panel

Robertson is inspired by the early abstract artists including Kandinsky and Lazlo Maholy Nagy.

She also seeks inspiration from contemporary artists El Anatsui, Julie Mehretu, Kerry James Marshall, Mark Bradford, Tado Ando, and Team Lab.

Barbara Robertson was born and raised in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri. She received her MFA in from University of Washington

PINK AND GRAY

30 X 36 X 1.5″ mixed media on panel

The artist used a combination of traditional fine Japanese paper and digitally printed photographic images of actual material surfaces glued onto wood panel and paper supports.



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