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ICON Gallery is pleased to present the recent paintings by Wisconsin artist Robin Jebavy. The show will open on the 1st Friday Art Walk June 5th, 6:00 to 10:00pm and run through August 8th. “Her work is not new to ICON viewers,” says ICON Director Bill Teeple. “Her paintings based on a colored glassware theme have been featured in a number of ICON shows. Starting out doing realistic still life of glassware, her work has gotten increasingly more abstract since her graduate days at the University of Iowa. The recent paintings in this show are highly complex and as luminescent as stained glass windows.” Robin Jebavy received a B.A. degree in Visual Arts and Philosophy from Bennington College in 2004, and an M.F.A. degree in Painting and Drawing, with a sculpture minor, from the University of Iowa in 2008. She has received many awards, fellowships and grants for her work. Jebavy has recently been offered a residency grant at Vermont Studio Center, a residency fellowship at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon, was selected as a Robert Johnson Fellow at VCCA for a 2014 summer residency, and was awarded a Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Grant to fund her solo show at ICON. “The paintings included in this exhibition are samples of an ongoing body of work that has captivated me for years,” says Jebavy. “In these works I use glassware to represent a unique reality - one as perceived through the eyes of a person who has experienced a suspension of the distinction between a subjective self and the objective world.” “The substance of glass lends itself well to the painting process by which I aim to represent this self-world fusion. Working with layer upon layer of glassware imagery, I generate an atmospheric field of luminous, chromatically intense, intricately woven crystalline labyrinths that invite the viewer to get lost in and fall into the still life – to get a sense of what I, the artist, experienced. Heightened ambiguity of perspective inspires animation. Mandala-like forms at times double as eyes or serve as active symbols of a unified self-world view; field transforms into figure, suggesting the presence of a breathing life force. More Show Images & Artist Statement....
J. S. Bach’s Organ, acrylic on canvas, 68” x 84”, 2015.
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