This exhibition presents works on paper by three artists -- two painters and a sculptor (Denyse Thomasos, Carl Palazzolo, and Robin Hill)-- who have long been associated with the Lennon, Weinberg Gallery. Using the room divisions of our space, each artist's work occupies it's own environment. ...A single new work by Robin Hill will occupy the third and final room. She has made a large cyanotype measuring five feet high and running a hundred feet around the perimeter of the room. Hill "draws" with light by placing objects on chemically-sensitized paper which yields an image after exposure and development. An exchange between two and three dimensions is central to her work and occurs at several stages of the process. White plastic grocery bags have been unfolded and bunched up in a row down the length of the paper. The cyanotype process records their shadows as a flattened record of their shapes on the two-dimensional surface of the paper. That flat sheet takes on a third dimension again as it wraps around and describes the volume of the room.
press release for Drawing Rooms, Lennon-Weinberg, Inc., 2001
"Hill is not content to merely depict, rather the entire space is utilized and transformed to elevate to these forms. Though the subject matter consists of a radical view of plastic bags, content is defined by using that view to challenge how we see and engage the world. In short, Hill seems to ask two things of us: Appreciate these simple and disposable forms, actual or depicted, for the beauty they contain. Then, extend that appreciation to an understanding, a way of seeing the world at large. "
Abstract Art Online, January 2001