September 7 - September 27
In a search to connect more deeply with her sense of place, community, environment and what it means to care for it, Kate Robinson will construct suspended structures that investigate the complex, sometimes invisible links between all things. Inspired by pop-up book mechanics and moments of odd ingenuity that happen when "factory-made" solutions break down, Robinson pieces together accumulated materials to construct spaces. In her practice, Robinson references ecosystems and the intimate relationships that form webs between parts in an effort to mimic and embody those ties. Robinson's interests lie with creating spaces that invite the viewers to interact with her work by putting in motion simple processes that reveal these convoluted relationships.
For this particular project, Robinson will construct panels from primarily collected materials and reused hardware to piece together an interactive space for the community. The idea is for visitors to be able to push, pull, spin, zip, pivot, hoist, and roll features that set in motion a small reaction unexpectedly in other parts of the exhibition. Ultimately, Robinson is asking the community to play the role of physical motion to bring the pieces to life and place yourself within it as a part of the intricate systems to which we are all bound.
Kate Robinson is a MFA graduate of University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a background in painting, drawing and printmaking and current practice in mixed-media and site-specific installation.