Bruce Robinson with "Duet"

Bruce Robinson results in magic from a easy content – plywood.

The artist, 73, and professor emeritus at Columbus University of Art & Structure, started his career as a painter but in latest years, shifted to generating sculptural wall hangings and pedestal parts from minimize-out and carved plywood.

“Can I choose this hard construction material and get it to be a lot more fluid, far more supple?” Robinson stated he requested himself about his operate.

An exhibit of 23 of his parts, “Bruce Robinson: Flutterby,” is on perspective by means of mid-April at the Pizzuti Collection in the Brief North. The subjects of these sculptures variety from athletics to songs, dance, artwork background and civil legal rights. Like the substance of which they are produced, the parts have layers of that means and reference. 

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A selection of performs had been impressed by Robinson’s higher faculty decades competing in observe and field occasions, which include “Flutterby,” an interpretation of a broad jumper and whose title is shared by the exhibit “Front Runner” that pays homage to Olympic gold medal 400-meter hurdler Edwin Moses and 4 runners whose movements are superbly captured in two companion items, “Rundown #1” and “Rundown #2.”

By Indana