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Continuum - Mixed Media Works On Paper By James Robinson

Continuum - Mixed Media Works On Paper By James Robinson

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  • Mon 1 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tue 2 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 3 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thu 4 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 5 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sat 6 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sun 7 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tue 9 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
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  • Fri 12 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
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  • Mon 15 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tue 16 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 17 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thu 18 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 19 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sat 20 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sun 21 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 22 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Tue 23 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Wed 24 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Thu 25 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Fri 26 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sat 27 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Sun 28 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • Mon 29 Feb ’16, 11:00am – 3:00pm
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Zimmerman Art Gallery, 359 Main Street West, Palmerston North Show map


All Ages

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  • Free Admission

This month, Zimmerman Art Gallery features Continuum – a selection of mixed media works on paper from an ongoing series by James Robinson.

“Works on paper” is actually a deceptively tame description for these fascinating pieces – in signature Robinson style, these works are an extraordinary fusion of painting, drawing, collage, text and deliberate desecration.

There’s a characteristic psychological intensity to the works – Robinson’s self-described “paperwork habit” is perhaps more accurately classified as an artistic obsession, a familiar medium through which the artist assiduously continues and expands on his earlier bodies of work.

Complex existential ideas interplay with doodles and slogans; ancient Eastern mystical ideas are punctuated with symbols of Western culture and New Age thinking; gaping black astral holes open up within finely detailed surfaces.

This is an exhibition you have to see – perhaps more than once.

The exhibition of James Robinson’s mixed media works on paper runs at Zimmerman Art Gallery from 1 to 29 February 2016.

Images featured in this listing are all mixed media on paper works, from James Robinson’s Continuum series, dimensions approximately 700 x 500 mm.

Brief artist bio

Robinson holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Otago), and was Paramount Winner of the Wallace Art Awards in 2007 (widely regarded as New Zealand’s most prestigious contemporary art award).

Robinson has completed a number of highly regarded artist residencies, including at McCahon House (2007), the William Hodges Fellowship (2013), and residencies in New York (2008) and East Berlin (2009).

Artist’s statement

“This series Continuum is an edit from a paperwork habit of the last few years - where internal
and external narratives and collage techniques experimentation are allowed to mutate freely.

Stress, awareness, transition existential moral crisis of civilisation unconsciousness of myself my world all belonging to the “Jingle Jangle morning” of thresholding possibilities of Humanity.

I feel inner knowing witnessing making and creative adaption “as-it-is” is Holy ground that Art can
speak from.

As apparently disjointed autistic dyslexic depressed and Non- Linear as attempts are at holistic
integration of self time and place can be the process is the path!”

James Robinson, (Wellington, 2016)

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