Solo Exhibition Art Work
Published: September 17, 2014
One of the luxuries of having a solo show is that the artist is encouraged to wander into new directions and explore the diversity of his or her interest and talents. Shane took this very much to heart!
On display are three distinct bodies of work:
Pixel Push - digital painting, acrylic painting, and photography combine to create modern portraiture.
Rapport Series - acrylic and plaster on board, assembled as multi-panel pieces.
Strings - layers of acrylic paint on canvas inside a grid constructed of nylon string.
Hui No’eau Solo Show Views
Pixel Push Series: Bridgets
You could almost consider the construction of the show a fourth series — Shane is very excited about the design he created for his custom panels that makes hanging the work oh-so-easy and also the design and construction of the stands in the middle of the room. Form and Function are intimate partners throughout Shane’s entire creative process.
Watch a short video of the Rapport diptychs and triptychs curation process.
We are most grateful to Maui art journalist, Paul Janes-Brown for his review of the show.
“This installation is really new and innovative for Maui, because we just don’t get that many young, fresh, exciting, interesting collections and installations like this. I’m used to seeing something like this at the Spalding House in Honolulu, but not here on Maui.” ~ Kelly McHugh, Arts Administrator and Communications Specialist
“Shane’s Solo Exhibition: “Iterations… Pixel pushers are a series of portraits of a woman named Bridget which become increasingly more abstract as a result of the pixels being randomly rearranged by custom software recipes and filters Mr.. Robinson created. In some it appears as if the viewer is passing by her at a rapid pace, causing her to blur, but parts of her are also in perfect focus so the viewer feels in motion and standing still simultaneously. The Strings remind me of the chalk wall drawings of the great conceptual artist Sol Lewitt. However, Mr. Robinson’s work uses color, is seemingly minimalistic and simplistic, and will draw the viewer into a deeper conversation. … After the walkthrough today, I saw more than I initially did. Shane is such a genius.” ~ Paul Janes-Brown, host, Curtain Call
“I recently had the incredible pleasure of attending Shane Robinson’s Iterations Artist Talk at the Hui Noʻeau. The art was diverse and fascinating with a wonderful contemporary edge. It was so exciting to gain insight into Shane’s processes for creating and presenting his art.” ~ Anita Marci, Maui contemporary artist