Bruce Robinson: Flutterby

Columbus Museum of Art at The Pizzuti

Aug. 28, 2021–April 22, 2022

Bruce Robinson: Flutterby presents a range of paintings and assemblages by the longstanding Columbus-based artist and educator. Many of Robinson’s works—whether figurative or abstract—create a tactile, layered surface and address forms of movement. Often inspired by actual people and specific histories, Robinson’s images of Black athletes, musicians, and dancers suggest the dynamism and grace of the body in motion. These figures are both painted and cut out of plywood; the images are inseparable from their material supports and seem to push into the space of the gallery. These works, along with Robinson’s wall- and floor-based assemblages, explore forms of movement while blurring the lines between drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Bruce Robinson is Professor Emeritus at the Columbus College of Art and Design, where he taught for 32 years. A recipient of the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, Robinson received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA from Indiana University. The Columbus Museum of Art is proud to present the artist’s first major public solo exhibition. Robinson’s work also surrounds and is in dialogue with Alison Saar’s monumental sculpture Nocturne Navigator, and iconic work from the Museum’s permanent collection featured on the third floor of Columbus Museum of Art at The Pizzuti.

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