Amy Robinson

Before We Were Born

November 17 – December 29, 2007

Press Release

Mark Moore Gallery is pleased to present new works by emerging artist, Any Robinson. Robinson utilizes multiple media in order to create work that engages the viewer in a dialogue surrounding contemporary society that they are inevitably involved in. Consumerism, politics, mental health, to name a few, are all issues that she addresses, be it on a subtle and intimate scale or by means of the unabashed on a sculptural scale.

Her upcoming show will employ the latter, the works depicting coded covers of first edition novels, whose painterly surfaces make no effort to diminish the craft of their making. These familiar yet cryptic paintings allow the viewer to both recognize and wonder at hidden meanings. By focusing on a particular theme in which she groups her dust jackets, Robinson is able to highlight shifting social and individual attitudes and the dichotomy between the two. Her works propose the notion that contemporary society is experiencing a certain deadening through increased comforts, easy entertainment and self-medication. She prompts the question, are we dulling and thus nullifying the anxieties of past generations that ultimately are the source of change, inspiration and creativity?

Amy Robinson received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MA and completed a residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, ME before receiving her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, CA last year. She has exhibited prolifically throughout Southern California, as well as participating in group shows in Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, London and Paris. This will be here first solo show at the Mark Moore Gallery. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

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