Anna F. Robinson, "Wired Drawing 2," nd
mixed media on paper doily
Drawing on childhood knowledge traditional decorative thread craft combined with a continued fascination with functional architecture, Anna Frances Robinson presents her new body of work Wired. Steel wire dollies, copper wire embroidery and paintings on lace create a dichotomy of soft and hard materials; the traditionally feminine and the typically male aspects. Elements of vintage décor and modern functional design punctuate her pieces in uncommon merging. These works incorporate several media and techniques, drawn from Anna’s personal history, education and desire to continue learning. This exhibition is dedicated to her grandmothers, who taught her how to knit and sew; and to all grandparents.
Anna Frances Robinson, Winnipeg, MB
Anna Frances Robinson’s fascination with the derelict objects of the urban environment became the focus of her art practice since receiving her BFA Honours in 2012. Abandoned factories, steel frame bridge and power structures are transformed in to objects of strange beauty through her perspective. Using washes of colour, methodically or sporadically applied, these structures are given new life and create a dialog between the past and present. Her current work, combines her fascination with functional architecture and more traditional decorative motifs, expressed through crochet, knitting and embroidery learned as a child. Robinson is a multi media artist living and working in Winnipeg.