Wed, Aug 03|
And My Heart
An exhibition of mixed media paintings and Solarplate etchings in response to the personal, existential, and universal unmooring of 2020 by artist Robynn Smith
Time & Location
Aug 03, 2022, 9:00 AM – Aug 26, 2022, 1:00 PM
San Jose, 1065 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126, USA
About the Event
AND MY HEART
Opens: August 3rd
Reception: August 13th, 3 - 6 pm
Arist's Talk: August 13th, 4 - 4:30 pm
And My Heart is an exhibition of mixed media paintings and Solarplate etchings in response to the personal, existential, and universal unmooring of 2020. This series of work was conceived as a visual and conceptual unit. This exhibition is an opportunity to show the entire series, creating a deep aesthetic experience.
ARTIST STATEMENT - Robyn Smith
Founded in pilgrimage to places of historical and psychological impact, my work explores the present and the past, connecting the dots of humanity’s magnificent opportunities and repeated mistakes. During lockdown, with travel impossible, I took hundreds of photographs of my immediate surroundings, including exquisite moments surrounded by thousands of seabirds, and moments of horror in the aftermath of the August fires. The And My Heart series combines these images with medical photographs of my heart taken during a shocking heart attack in October 2020.
The resulting works create a surprising visual language that reaches places of tender familiarity, shocking trauma, submerged memory, and subconscious reality.
BFA Rhode Island School of Design MFA from San Jose State University Professor Emerita, Monterey Peninsula College. Founder, Print Day in May Notable solo exhibitions: Monterey Museum of Art, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Recent residency fellowships: L’AiR Arts Paris, Zea Mays Printmaking