Robin Smith

Objects in Quiet
April 8 - May 5, 2008

  2008 Robin Smith

Director's Note

Subtlety is a rare commodity in painting of late. Artists in general and painters in particular are in competition with the constant state of visual noise of contemporary society. While we need visual acuity to safely negotiate our predominantly urban environment we are needlessly bombarded with information. Easily decipherable icons or sound bites seem to have given advertisers license to invade our lives. Even in the middle of watching a favorite television program advertisers have found a way to blast us with information about the next show, the big finale, or the season’s line up.

So, when an artist with the gift of quiet craft and subtle color appears it is refreshing. Robin Smith’s paintings are meditations. Robin Smith’s paintings don’t shout for your attention. But if you are craving a sense of contemplation and the opportunity to wonder at numerous juxtapositions of form, value, and color Smith’s paintings will be a refreshing journey into a quiet world, which is a rarity in this day and age.

Smith was born into a family of artists and was raised in the idyllic New England landscape of Cape Cod. This area is long known for its beauty which has attracted artists for centuries. Both his mother and father found inspiration for their artwork in the land and instilled in Robin his fine sense of craft and color.

Smith currently teaches at Chadron State College in Nebraska where the large open prairie has the vastness of the sea.

Deborah Mitchell, Director -- APEX Gallery

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