Klompching Gallery is delighted to present new work by Lisa M. Robinson.
Terrestra is seven years in the making, and continues the artist’s deep-seated reverence for the natural landscape.
These outstanding new photographs follow in the footsteps of Robinson’s critically acclaimed Snowbound and Oceana series, where she began her conceptual and artistic exploration of the landscape, in relation to the ebb and flow of climatic change and man’s relationship to it.
For Robinson, “there is a subtle tension between what is present, and what cannot be seen or touched.” She likens this on a micro level to the human body—organs, cells, atoms—and on a macro level to the cosmos. Clearly, Terrestra is a highly personal project, one in which the artist conveys the presence of the past in geological formations; that speak to her of the constant flux of life cycles, and point also to the alchemical aspects of the land.
The exhibition features nine large-scale color photographs, depicting geological specimens in varying forms of abstraction, as well as pulled-back views of desert landscapes, marked by the traces of millennia-old evidence of vast seas and the movement of water. Terrestra’s release is timely, coinciding with renewed concern and debate about the fragility of our natural habitat.
Lisa M. Robinson (b. 1968) graduated cum laude from Columbia University and received her MFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her photographs have been exhibited across the US and internationally. Robinson's first monograph, Snowbound, was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2007. Collections holding her work include the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Portland Art Museum, Nevada Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Art, Houston. Lisa M. Robinson lives and works in Tucson, Arizona.