The remarkably inventive sculptor Nathaniel Robinson makes technically impressive, philosophically provocative works that play in the gap between perception and cognition — between what you see and what you understand.
LAUNCH F18 is pleased to announce Discrete Pieces, an exhibition of new sculpture by Nathaniel Robinson. This is his first time showing with the gallery in our main space at 94 Allen Street.
Robinson is known for creating thoughtfully fabricated theoretical environments, transforming and engaging the gallery space. His recent solo exhibitions presented themselves as installation, but with an ambiguity as to whether the objects were dependent on their surroundings or could exist autonomously. Discrete Pieces focuses on stand-alone sculptural works, such as a stylized mailbox carefully crafted in powder blue and a container ship made into a sleek horizontal sculpture, though the artist continues to question if the works are or ever could be entirely isolated objects. Several of the works are based on dividing structures - walls and fences - which attempt to separate one part of the world from another. Within this exhibition Robinson finds that his questions on existence relate to the possibility or impossibility of segmenting reality and drawing distinctions.
Nathaniel Robinson (born 1980) received his BA from Amherst College, MA in 2002 and his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL in 2005. He has had solo exhibitions with Feature, Inc., New York, NY, Devening Projects + Editions and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL. Robinson has also been included in group exhibitions at On Stellar Rays, 33 Orchard and White Columns in New York, as well as in Brussels, Leipzig, Dusseldorf and Melbourne. Most recently he was included in Chrome Green at Heaven Gallery in Chicago, The Now Forever at the Basilica Hudson, NY and LAUNCH F18’s Project Space in early 2015. Robinson lives and works in Brewster, NY.
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