Before the Rise (Red)
Drypoint on aluminium plate with dremel
2016
102cm x 157cm

Jenny Robinson 

Jenny Robinson (b. 1957 Portsmouth, UK) studied: BA Printmaking, West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, UK, (1976-1980). Selected group exhibitions include: UnderPressure, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, New York, USA (2016), Large Works on Paper, Davidson Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA (2016); Giants in the Sky, New Museum of Los Altos, California, USA (Inaugural Exhibition 2015). Solo exhibitions include: Flatbed Press, Austin, Texas, USA (2016); Structural Forms, Gallery 72, Omaha, Nebraska, USA (2016); Recent Monoprints and Etchings, Davidson Galleries, Seattle (2013). Recent awards include: Vermont Studio Center Fellowship Award, USA (2016); Otis Philbrick Purchase Award, Museum of Fine Arts Print Collection, Boston, USA (2015), Jincheon Print Museum Purchase Award, Pacific International Print Festival Invitational, Jincheon, Korea, (2013). She lives and works in San Francisco, USA.

Robinson’s studio is in San Francisco in an old naval shipyard overlooking the Bay. Interested in the redevelopment of the area she has made large-scale drypoints looking at the structures around her. She describes the work, Before the Rise (Red), “This is part of an ongoing investigation into the representation and transformation of imagery in my work. By printing on translucent Gampi paper and using the mirror image of the print, I transformed the structure into something that resembled a ship, or Ark, more in tune with its geographical surroundings, and raising questions about building so much by the water’s edge, with the threats of rising sea levels.

 

You can see Jenny Robinson's work at Vane


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