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The premise for this exhibition ‘Hidden Lines, Fragile Frameworks’, a suite of six monumental (100cm x 150cm or 42” x 60”) drypoint prints on Japanese paper, is to explore notions of symmetry, form, fragility and the transience and impermanence of our ostensibly permanent urban frameworks.
Extreme weather and climate change does not only affect the natural world, but has devastating impacts on our infrastructures and cities.
The dichotomy between the fragility and strength of the diaphanous Japanese papers chosen for this body of work directly references real and present concerns for the often overlooked, but increasingly obvious, frailty of our built environments.
Robinson’s work is rooted in her adherence to the importance of observational drawing done on-site. These sketches are then redrawn until the forms take on a life of their own and point us towards a world that we recognize, but that isn’t quite real, an abstracted form of delicate architectural shapes, built from the tessellations of memory and materials that emphasize the skeletons that exist beneath the skins of our built environments.
By simplifying and focusing on the delicate patterns and shapes that lie unseen beneath the surface of our architecture, Robinson is creating a rhythm that runs through this suite of prints that draws attention to the fragility, vulnerability and unpredictable future of contemporary city life.