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Colette Robbins

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Spirited Away, 2008, acrylic on panel ,72"x60"
Spirited Away Detail , 2008, acyrlic on panel, 72"x60"
The Mirage, 2009, graphite on paper, 23"x29"
The Surprise, 2008, graphite on paper, 50"x37.5"
Touch, 2009, acrylic on panel, 50"x36"
Artist's Statement

My paintings and drawings deal with remnants of the figure. Whether it's a rolled up bundle of severed legs or strange helmet-like fossils that may or may not have once been alive, my images speak about what survives. They function like a story being told in reverse. Like the way cultural tragedies make us look backwards at the trail of clues the present hands us, my work implies a, perhaps, tragic history. The viewer is left to wonder who has abandoned this here and what should be done with it.


2007-MFA Parsons
2003-BFA Maryland Institute College of Art
Selected Exhibitions
 2009-Inferno, Curated by Leslie Rosa Stumpf, Yautepec, Mexcio City, Mexico
2009- Colette Robbins and Dean Geolz, 92 Y Tribecca
2009- Watery Grave, Curated by Leslie Rosa Stumpf and Ciara Gilmarten,Parlour, NY
2009-First Fridays, Like the Spice, Brooklyn
2008-Conceptual Figures, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Deitch Projects, NY
2008-Some Friends of Mine, Fort Gondo, St.Louis, MO
2007-Slow Dance, curated by Heidi Rosenburg, Heidi Cho Gallery, Ny