Saturday, March 14 through Friday, April 10, 2020
Beacon Artist Union
506 Main St, Beacon
March 14, 6 – 9pm
Matthew William Robinson’s paintings are informed by vernacular American architecture and the use of collage for improvisational systems. Based in Beacon, NY, Robinson received his MFA from Pratt Institute and his BA from Central Connecticut State University. Notable group exhibitions include ArtBridge Drawing Room in Chelsea-The Nature, Fjord Gallery-Wandering Planar, Governors Island Art Fair, and the Laurence Bendensen Private collection. He was interviewed on Two Coats of Paint and Design Sponge. He maintains a studio in Beacon, NY. Read more...
Everything is a series of work on paper that uses collage and mixed materials (Acrylic paint, String, Magazines and Color Aid) to create abstract environments.The work attempts to create depth and movement in space without relying on painted images and architectural features. While some of the imagery is distinguishable most are hand ripped scraps of paper and colored pencil lines that rely on each other to create the illusion of foreground and background. Large saturated shapes of color used in small quantities are also used as a compositional compass meant to lead the viewer through the environment. Ongoing through April 10.