NEW YORK, NY.- The Untitled Space
is presenting Old Talks with New Icons a solo exhibition of works by artist Philip A. Robinson Jr. on view from July 8th August 28th at the High Line Nine galleries in Chelsea, New York presented in collaboration with Chashama. Old Talks with New Icons presents a collection of life-sized figurative wood mixed media wall sculptures as well as a series of hand-cut works on paper by the award-winning multi-media sculptor and conceptual artist. The exhibition will mark the second solo exhibition of artwork by Robinson presented by The Untitled Space, who is represented by the gallery. Robinson uses wood to symbolize temporality within natural cycles of time and geography to amplify the narrative of identity within popular and marginalized cultures. Through thoughtful selection of materials and the science of dendrochronology as a protocol for historical markers for environmental changes through time his work accentuates aesthetic and historic patterns between self and the world, with socio-political undertones.
The linear marks and structural beauty in spalted maple; the varied palate of tinted tones in walnut and the enduring history of the red oak trees, metaphorically define and contextualize selfhood as part of a global discourse about power paradigms that delineate culture and ethnicity as a valued product and object dart within the marketplace. - Philip A. Robinson Jr.
Philip A. Robinson Jr. received his BFA in Studio Art from Skidmore College and his MFA in Sculpture from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers. Notable exhibitions include Prizm Art Fair during Miami Art Basel, The Black Wall Street Gallery, the Contemporary Art Curator Magazine, the Rush Arts Gallery, the Barrett Art Center, LuluLemon (Hudson Yards), The National Academy Museum and School, the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition, The Frances Young Tang Museum and Art Gallery, 14C Jersey City Art show & Juried Exhibition, The Bronx Art Space, The Novado Gallery, The Bridge Art Gallery, Akwaaba Gallery, 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. Aside from his work as a contemporary artist he has acted as a creative director for El Museo Del Barrio, as head liaison for Abigail DeVille residency program, and is an art educator. Robinson was featured in his debut solo show at The Untitled Space in 2021.