Villa Montalvo

Saratoga, CA



Walter Robinson Wood Sculpture


On Sunday September 19, 1999 The Gallery at Villa Montalvo will open a solo exhibition of sculpture from wood by San Francisco artist Waiter Robinson. "In an age of information and virtual reality, I think it is important to look at our changing relationship with physical objects" said Robinson. The artist is working on a surprise piece for this exhibition created from wood directly harvested from the Montalvo grounds. Robinson works his pieces to the most visceral properties; making use of all dimensions, eliciting the most hidden inherent forms to articulate his ideas. His sculptures vary in size and method of making, but they are always a manifestation of juxtaposing unlikely visual references. For some pieces he chooses a color element such as paint or light stain, others are in the raw. The Montalvo setting will be a most synergistic place to view his work.

Walter Robinson is represented by Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco. His work is in many collections, some international. In the Bay Area region, most notably, his work is included in the important collection of The di Rosa Preserve, Napa, Ca. He has trained at regional Art Schools and holds a Master of Fine Art degree (MFA) from Lone Mountain College, San Francisco. He was awarded and held a residency at Djerassi in Woodside, Ca. in the Spring of 1998.

Villa Montalvo is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the appreciation of the arts and music through diverse programs. Montalvo supports the Gallery at Montalvo, Children's Education Outreach, the internationally-recognized Artist Residency Program, and Literary Arts activities through concert proceeds and member donations, corporate and foundation support.

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