Applebee to exhibit regional artist
March 6, 2014
MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL, will exhibit the works of regional artist Jeff Robinson in March.
The opening reception for the show “Artifacts,” will be March 6 at 6-8 p.m. in the Applebee Gallery, located in the Putnam/Springer Center on the southeast corner of State and Clay streets on the MacMurray campus. The artist’s talk begins at 6:30 p.m.
“Artifacts” will include 15 of Robinson’s works, including “Spilling Stack” (pictured), a 2013 sculpture made of wood, carpet padding, vinyl, ceiling tile, foam, felt, tape, and acrylic.
Robinson’s work investigates the interconnection between two-dimensional art forms and the material world. He approaches his sculptures from the mindset of a painter, and he seeks to establish a conversation between these divergent languages. He strives to transform the materials he assembles into his work in order to reveal a transcendence that extends beyond the everyday.
Robinson was born, raised, and currently resides in central Illinois. His work has been published in New American Paintings and Manifest Gallery’s International Painting Annual. Robinson has exhibited locally, regionally, and nationally at venues in Illinois, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York.
In addition to his studio practice, Robinson is an instructor of art at the University of Illinois Springfield. He also serves as the Gallery Director for the University’s Visual Arts Gallery. He received his MFA from Illinois State University in 2011.
The show continues through the end of March. The Applebee Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment at 479-7092 or email@example.com. The Putnam/Springer Center is located at the southeast corner of State and Clay streets in Jacksonville.