Drypoint Engravings and Monoprints by Jenny Robinson
SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 29, 2016
Artist Reception on September 16 6 - 8 pm
The large scale architectural drypoint monoprints of Jenny Robinson capture the urban postindustrial decline, decrepitude, and abandonment of aging structures seen throughout her immediate environment. They are dynamic and vivid vignettes of the infrastructure on the periphery of one’s vision, hidden either by design or obsolescence. Robinson relocated from London to San Francisco in 2001, developing a fascination for decaying structures surrounding her new studio. Long imbued with strength and solidity, they are now threatened by the passage of time to ultimate defeat by corrosion and decay. This architecture is initially immortalized in passing, with graphite or watercolor, onto the pages of a sketchbook to be revisited in the artist’s studio. “My work is concerned with depicting how these giant structures appear, not through a sense of romantic yearning for the past, but by responding to location and documenting how they appear to me, now, in the moment.”
Schema, Scale and Construction runs from September 13th to October 29th, with an Artist’s Reception the evening of September 16th from 6-8pm. Jenny will be teaching a visiting artist workshop on the art of drypoint and monoprinting varied editions at Flatbed Press on the weekend of the reception. More information on her workshop my be found on the Classes page of flatbedpress.com, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This workshop is well suited to both the beginning and experienced printmaker.