Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Installation view

Julie Robinson
You Are the Flame, 2012
Acrylic on Mylar on panel
36 x 24 inches

Julie Robinson
Duette, 2012
Acrylic on Mylar
36 x 48 inches

Julie Robinson
Easy Currents, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar on panel
24 x 48 inches

Julie Robinson
Changing Tides, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar
40 x 40 inches

Julie Robinson
Rosa, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar
36 x 24 inches

Julie Robinson
Play With Me, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar on panel
36 x 48 inches

Julie Robinson
Tear in the Veil, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar on panel
34 x 43 inches

Julie Robinson
Mitra, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar on panel
36 x 24 inches

Julie Robinson
Fluctuating Margins I, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar on panel
40 x 40 inches

Julie Robinson
Fluctuating Margins II, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar on panel
40 x 40 inches

Julie Robinson
Disappearance of Time, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar
36 x 24 inches

Julie Robinson
Shifting Paradigms, 2013
Acrylic on Mylar
36 x 24 inches

Julie Robinson

Translucents

June 1 – 29, 2013

Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present our first solo exhibition of Julie Robinson’s new paintings. Working in the tradition of color-field artists such as Helen Frankenthaler and Morris Louis, Robinson’s acrylic on frosted Mylar works are a unique combination of contemporary expressionism and minimalism. Her Translucents are composed by layering numerous glazes, soft fluid areas, and intuitive gestural marks. Robinson’s paintings are often both playful and meditative – inviting the viewer to a personal experience.

The inherent transparency of Mylar coupled with Robinson’s delicate compositions creates the sense of floating in space. Each layer is in dialogue with the layer underneath and as the artist explains, “the process is a synthesis of intuition, patience, and chance.”

Robinson studied at the University of New Orleans and New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. She received her MA in Architecture from Tulane University and lived in New Orleans for 30 years. She now lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina and was selected for “On The Verge” by WNC Magazine as one of the top ten emerging artists in Western North Carolina. Robinson’s work is included in notable private collections in New Orleans, Houston, Asheville, and Berkeley.