White Room: Steve RobinsonOctober 25–December 1, 2002
Steve Robinson creates work that breaks down the barriers between two and three dimensions, as well as the technological and the organic. His sculptures are pared down forms, exaggeratedly stretched in one direction to create an optical illusion. When viewed from most angles the piece appears to be abstract, but when the viewer looks from a particular vantage, the form of the sculpture’s subject is revealed. For his White Room, Robinson presents one such sculpture, depicting a baby in an incubator. Although he has explored the menacing nature of technological advances in previous work, here Robinson suggests that the high-tech can be beneficial, even nurturing. In addition, the artist will paint the walls of the room in a self-referential manner that maps its own light source using shapes suggesting enlarged pixels. This wall painting is executed in different values of pink, a reference to the color of the Styrofoam Robinson uses to sculpt. Some digital prints will also be presented. This will be Robinson’s first solo exhibition in New York City. He has previously exhibited in Hamburg and Cologne, and has an upcoming exhibition with Henry Urbach Architecture. He holds an MFA from Yale University and a BFA from Cornell University.