Home Grown: Walter Robinson June 20 - August 30, 2015
Image: Walter Robinson, Fruits de Mer, 2013, wood, polychrome, and brass, 104 x 75 x 24 inches, courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Home Grown: Walter Robinson is a mid-career solo exhibition of paintings and sculptures created by the native Palo Alto artist during the past ten years, offering a glimpse at works from public and private collections from throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Robinson is an expert craftsman, finishing his works in high-gloss colors that evoke the polish found in advertising. A provocateur, he plays with scale and appropriates familiar imagery and forms such as corporate logos, street signs, cartoon characters, gas pumps, and animal cookies, presenting a critique of contemporary culture and politics. Robinson's work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art and Montalvo Arts Center, and he has received critical attention from a number of publications including Artforum, ArtReview, Vanity Fair, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Robinson lives in Lamy, New Mexico and has exhibited with Catharine Clark Gallery since 1993.
Friday Night at the Art Center: Opening Celebration for Home Grown: Walter Robinson
Friday, June 19, 7 - 10 p.m.
Celebrate the opening of Home Grown: Walter Robinson with the artist, see his paintings and sculptures created spanning a decade, and participate in a range of hands-on art-making activities in the Adult Studios. Enjoy delicious food truck fair and a specialty cocktail from the cash bar at another fun-filled Friday Night at the Art Center!