Congregation of Wits

1,000 drawings culled from sketchbook drawings compiled over the past thirty years, New York City based artist Andrew Cornell Robinson has created an on going series exploring image and language. Taking inspiration from the Talking Sculptures of Rome, which for the past five hundred years, Romans have written poems, prayers, gossip and political protestations and hung them on a group of anceint sculptures in the public squares around the eternal city, often to the irritation of the powerful. Looking at contemporary platforms like Instagram and stickers, and street art, Andrew has created a collection of forty different silkscreen print editions comprised of 1,000 unique drawings with corresponding text messages printed on the back of each image. He is currently working on a series of ceramic sculptures, and related artifacts all reflecting upon these drawings. The images range from the sacred to the profane, often enterwined with humour and politics reflecting the times we live in.

Below are a few examples of prints from this series, some of which will be previewed at an event and exhihition with Rusk Renovations in New York City, the entire collection will be exhibited at the Satellite Art Show in Miami, Florida.

00 Title Page, Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

C, (Front), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

C, (Verso), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

3, (Front), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

3, (Verso), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

K, (Front), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

K, (Verso), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

X, (Front), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

X, (Verso), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

D, (Front), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

D, (Verso), Congregation of Wits, silkscreen print, 18 x 18 inches.

Double Green 1, Silkscreen monotype on rag paper, 30 x 40 inches, 2018

Double Text 1, Silkscreen monotype on rag paper, 30 x 40 inches, 2018

Andrew in the studio with one thousand drawings on the wall behind him. Photo by Michael Chiabaudo

 

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