Les Beaux Arts Gallery
Gallery Hours: Sunday, 11am - Noon; Monday - Friday, 9am - 3pm; Closed Saturday
A Personal Vision:” An Exhibition Honoring Breast Cancer Awareness
Paintings by Martha Robinson
October 19 through November 25
Les Beaux Arts Gallery will be exhibiting the paintings of Martha Robinson, a Greenwich artist, from Sunday, October 19 through Tuesday, November 25, 2014. This exhibition honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month since the artist derives her inspiration from her personal experience with breast cancer. Les Beaux Arts Gallery and Ms. Robinson hope that the exhibit will inspire others affected by this disease. It is difficult to describe the artistry of Robinson; her work is simply intimate and personal. She primarily focuses on encaustic painting which brings a surreal and mystical feeling to her work. She also works in printmaking.
Ms. Robinson’s artistic statement speaks to the heart, "The more I discover about universal principles, the more illuminated the nature of the world before my eyes becomes. The intelligence encoded in the experience of the three-dimensional world is stunning - from the dynamics of galaxies to the geometry of flowers. From the perspective of quantum physics, an invisible language is constantly writing possible realities into being that repeat across time and space. Through my art, I have sought to understand this unseen world of cosmic forces and possibilities by exploring the principles that govern their expression into physical form, including mathematical relationships and the cyclic nature of life. Universal truths are often repeated and embedded in that which is known and experienced in the world and, when seen through the layered perspective of “as above so below,” a unified understanding emerges that connects the seen and unseen at a personal level.
“Personal’ became more pronounced in my work in early 2012 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer for a second time. I processed much of my experience by creating art during and after my treatment. Through the lens of creativity and vulnerability, I became increasingly aware of the ways in which perspective shapes reality as I was given the opportunity to see things from a different point of view. Cell imagery emerged in my art as a reflection of the same cosmic forces I had sought to know earlier, further expanding the “as above so below” principle and symbolically affirming the beauty and sacredness of all life. This experience gave me extraordinary insight and continuing appreciation for all that the Universe provides."
The artist earned a BA in studio art from Connecticut College and an MBA in finance from Columbia University. She worked with innovative companies in venture capital for 19 years before leaving the corporate world to raise twins, teach art and re-embrace her passion in painting. She has been driven to know and express truth in her art, which in her case, involves understanding the nature of reality using both science and intuition. Being introduced to the golden ratio (1.6128... to 1) several years ago was a pivotal point of understanding for Robinson in uniting aesthetics, mathematics and spiritual inquiry in profound ways that continue to influence the direction of her art. Robinson's art continues to evolve as her life experiences continue to unfold. She embraces creativity in all things, including the very way we choose to live our lives.
Ms. Robinson has participated in several group and juried exhibitions, the most recent being "Unbound-ed” in Chicago. Her solo exhibition, “A Personal Vision,” will be displayed at Les Beaux Arts Gallery from October 19 through November 25. Located in the Round Hill Community Church, 395 Round Hill Road, Greenwich, the Gallery is open Sunday, Noon to 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and closed on Saturday. For more information call 203/869-1091 or visit roundhillcommunitychurch.org.
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