oil stick on waxed paper, cast plaster, pigment
previous gallery location:
New York, NY
One of the origin myths of Western art has the maiden Dibutade tracing her lover's shadow on the wall; another has a shepherd drawing the contour of a shadow on the ground. In Robin Hill's work, line comes first, and can even cast a shadow. Drawing has the materiality of sculpture, and, far from requiring a model to trace, generates its own content. This show was a demonstration of life still left in the modernist story. "
Paul Mattick Jr., on Robin Hill,
Art in America
"East meets west in Robin Hill's drawings and sculptures of Interlacing mandala patterns. The sculptures are floor pieces built up from what look like oversized corks cast in plaster from paper cups, dipped into blue paint, and then arranged on the floor with the help of paper templates. There's something endearing about the contrast between the clunky, familiar shape of the "corks" and the hypnotic pattern constructed from them."
Pepe Karmel, Robin Hill at Lennon-Weinberg, Inc.,
The New York Times
February 17, 1995