Industrial Society and Its Future Failure

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Industrial Society and Its Future Failure

Time: March 4, 2011 at 7:30pm to March 30, 2011 at 11pm
Location: Repop
Street: 68 Washington Avenue
City/Town: Brooklyn
Website or Map: http://www.matthewwrobinson.c…
Phone: (718) 260-8032
Event Type: art, show
Organized By: Matthew William Robinson and
Latest Activity: Mar 2, 2011

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BROOKLYN, NY- Pratt MFA student Matthew Robinson is pleased to announce his first solo exhibition,
Industrial Society and Its Future Failure. An opening reception will take place on Friday, March 4th,
2011 from 7:30-11pm at RePop, an art salon featuring curious oddities and mid-century furnishings. The
exhibit will be on view through March 30, 2011
The show will include twelve 48" by 48" squares of mixed media collage, acrylic and oil paint. The pieces
incorporate fragments of objects, history, architecture and critique 'progress' and backwards thinking.
In his youth, Robinson watched homes replace forest and fields in his hometown in rural Connecticut. To
him this represented decreased freedom and a system that rewards destruction, a disregard for
aesthetics, community ideals, and environmental sustainability. He holds the idea that when an
individual grows up out of the metropolitan grid system the industrial world appears less natural and
more disturbing in contrast. Robinson builds a painting around these ideas and pieces of photographs he
has taken and attempts to make sense of things that do not make sense.
Please contact Chelsea Spring at 860-869-1622 for high-resolution images or more information. Visit for more info about Matthew Robinson and Industrial Society and Its
Future Failure.

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