SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 5-7PM
Liz Robb’s art practice focuses on soft sculpture. Based in San Francisco, she works sculpturally to create textured surfaces & forms with natural materials such as wool, cotton, jute, & indigo. She completed her BFA in Fashion Design at the University of Cincinnati & her MFA in Fibers at the Savannah College of Art & Design. Robb has exhibited her work both nationally & internationally, & has most recently completed a residency at the Icelandic Textile Center in Blönduós, Iceland.
“AVANT-GARDE ART AFICIONADOS OF A CERTAIN (I.E., ADVANCED) AGE WILL REMEMBER WHEN THE SOFT SCULPTURE OF CLAES OLDENBURG WAS THE NEWEST OUTRAGE AGAINST THE CULTURAL NORM OF TRADITIONAL ART MATERIALS. A DECADE LATER, WOMEN’S CRAFT TECHNIQUES & FEMINIST CRITICISM INVADED MALE BASTIONS OF CULTURE. NOWADAYS, SEWN SCULPTURE IS NO LONGER SEEN AS A CHALLENGE TO AESTHETIC GRAVITAS OR PATERNALISTIC AUTHORITY, SO LIZ ROBB’S NEW WORK IN FIBER, ALIGNED WITH A POSTMINIMALIST INTEREST IN PROCESS, CAN BE RIGHTLY APPRECIATED ON ITS OWN TERMS.”
— DEWITT CHENG