Bruce Robinson:

At the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art

August 28, 2021 – April 24, 2022

Contemporary Art Matters is pleased to announce our own Bruce Robinson has a solo exhibition at the Pizzuti Collection of the Columbus Museum of Art.

Bruce Robinson: Flutterby presents a range of paintings and assemblages by the longstanding Columbus-based artist and educator. Many of Robinson’s works—whether figurative or abstract—create a tactile, layered surface and address forms of movement. Often inspired by actual people and specific histories, Robinson’s images of Black athletes, musicians, and dancers suggest the dynamism and grace of the body in motion. These figures are both painted and cut out of plywood; the images are inseparable from their material supports and seem to push into the space of the gallery. These works, along with Robinson’s wall and floor-based assemblages, explore forms of movement while blurring the lines between drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Bruce Robinson is Professor Emeritus at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he taught for 32 years. A recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, Robinson received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Indiana University. His assemblages were recently part of Contemporary Art Matters 2021 group exhibition Sculpture I, and in 2020 we featured Robinson’s work in a solo exhibition Frontrunners.

Artist Talk

Artist Bruce Robinson and Michael Goodson, Senior Curator of Exhibitions at the Wexner Center for the Arts, discuss Robinson’s 2020 exhibition, Forerunners, at Contemporary Art Matters.