Mary Robinson’s “Acclimations and Alterations” at City Art
City Art Gallery presents Acclimations and Alterations, a new body of work by artist Mary Robinson, through November 10, 2012. Mary says, “In my work, I explore the experience of being human as part of a larger web of existence. The imagery in my drawings, prints and paintings is directly influenced by frequent walks in the Congaree National Park and similar environments, where I am particularly attracted to tangled vines and draping Spanish moss, along with sturdy and tenuous tree trunks and branches.” With this series Mary is representing “my ongoing reflections on the phenomena of interconnection.” Mary Robinson is currently an Associate Professor of Art and Head of Printmaking at the University of South Carolina. Mary received her BFA in Studio Art from the University of Colorado, an MA in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, and an MFA in Printmaking from Indiana University. Her work has not only been displayed in the United States but throughout the world in countries including South Korea, Australia, and England. She also was invited to be one of three Resident Artists at the Hong Kong Graphic Arts Festival in 2007. She has attended residencies with the Frans Masereel Centrum in Kasterlee, Belgium and the Vermont Studio Center in Johnston, VT. Her current residencies will be with the Hambridge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, GA. In February of 2013 she will be attending Mustarinda Art and Nature Centre in Hyrynsalmi, Finland. She has received numerous awards and grants including the USC Provost Creative and Performing Arts Grant and Fullbright-Hayes Study Abroad Project in Korea. A reception will be held for the artist on October 11, 2012 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. City Art Gallery is located at 1224 Lincoln St. in the historic Congaree Vista area in Columbia, South Carolina. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., Friday 10:00 am until 5 p.m., and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, visit City Art's website at cityartonline.com.