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Walter Robinson

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Walter Robinson at LYNCH THAM May 28th - July 13th
Posted 7/2/14

With exuberance and dark wit Walter Robinson has explored America’s fascination with the seedy underbelly of urban life for more than three decades. His work has drawn from Film Noir, pop advertising, and trash literature; in the 1980s he dipped into a pool of film stills, paperback book cover art, and pinups (in that age before digital porn), in line with artists such as Robert Longo, David Salle, and Cindy Sherman. Unlike Longo and Salle, who made their images more distilled and sanitary... [more]

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Walter Robinson at Catharine Clark Gallery November 5th, 2009 - January 2nd, 2010
Posted 12/13/09

When I see the word “God” in gigantic letters and bathed under the blaze of flood lights, I usually run. But this particular logo is a beacon in the storm, chockfull of glittery resin. It is cheery and promising, beckoning me from the rain outside and constructed with Styrofoam and epoxy, made to look like misshapen doughnuts with sprinkles. It looks delicious, but it is bait. Everything in the gallery is bait. The textures are glossy, highly saturated, sickeningly slick and candy coated. The promise of “God” or some other salvatio... [more]

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Barbara Bloom, Sophie Calle, Trisha Donnelly, Sam Durant, Maria Eichhorn, Sylvie Fleury, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Dan Graham, Renée Green, Fabrice Gygi, Jamie Isenstein, Mike Kelley, Louise Lawler, Leigh Ledare, Sam Lewitt, ivan matos, Allan McCollum, Jeffrey Charles Henry Peacock, Walter Robinson, Aura Rosenberg, Jim Shaw, Greg Parma Smith, John Waters, Lawrence Weiner at Swiss Institute February 13th, 2009 - April 4th, 2009
Posted 2/15/09

For REGIFT New York artist and Swiss Institute Director John Miller chose the works and commissioned a total of 25 artists. The artists handle the subject of gift exchange in its many arrays including appropriation, value, potlatch (recirculation) and reciprocity. It is a very intriguing art show, with many multi- layered background stories. As objects, many of the artworks summon the surreal, existing as darling momentos generously on view for the public.Jamie Isenstein has bestowed props which a TV... [more]

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