POUGHKEEPSIE – The exhibit currently on display at Dutchess Community College’s Mildred I. Washington Art Gallery includes life-sized figurative wood mixed media wall sculptures as well as a series of hand-cut works on paper. The show will run through March 31.
“Old Talks with New Icons”is a multi-media collection by Philip A. Robison Jr. through which he explores themes of identity and power paradigms within popular and marginalized cultures.
An artist talk will be held on March 30 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. and a closing reception will take place that evening from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Both are free and open to the public.
The gallery is in the Allyn J. Washington Center for Science and Art. Gallery Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Philip A. Robinson Jr. is an award-winning multi-media sculptor and conceptual artist, who uses wood to symbolize temporality within natural cycles of time and geography to amplify the narrative of identity within popular and marginalized cultures. Robinson has exhibited throughout the tri-state area including, a solo exhibition at the High Line Nine, solo exhibition at the Untitled Space Gallery, Prizm Art Fair during Miami Art Basel, The Rush Arts Gallery, KL City Art Gallery in Malaysia, LuluLemon (Hudson Yards), The National Academy Museum and School, The Barrett Art Center, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition, The Frances Young Tang Museum and Art Gallery, Art at the Caves, 14C Jersey City Art show & Juried Exhibition, The Bronx Art Space, The Novado Gallery, The Bridge Art Gallery, Akwaaba Gallery, The Alta Art Building, Art At The Cave, The BSB Gallery, The Conceptions Art Show (New York), Neumeraki, Pro Arts Jersey City, The Carrie Able Gallery, Grace Church School Benefit Auction, the Merseles Studios, 107 Bowers Gallery, the Distillery Gallery, the NEWYORKMINDED Gallery, 1978 Maplewood Arts Center, and SNEAKERROOM. He received his BFA in Studio Art from Skidmore College and his MFA in Sculpture from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers. To learn more about the artist, you can visit his website: philiparobinsonjr.com.
For more information about the exhibit, call Gallery Director Lindsey Guile at (845) 431-8613 or email email@example.com.