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 KRISTINE ROBINSON Pork Bomb Washing Machine - new sculptures
 
Kristine Robinson
     
Feb 14 -March 17
(extended due to popular demand )
Opening: Friday Febuary 14th   
from 8-10pm
*followed by
CUPIDS BALL  @ Union Pool
(Union and Meeker)


335 Grand Street
Brooklyn NY 11211

Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, 12-6pm
and by appointment
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PRESS RELEASE:

BELLWETHER is proud to present KRISTINE ROBINSON Pork Bomb Washing Machine

Kristine Robinson's first solo show, Pork Bomb Washing Machine creates a mixture of objects fraught with symbolic qualities and emotions as a popular culture vocabulary. Exploring everything from the mundane to the pathetic in our personal and physical relationships, middle-American consumer items representing "super-sized" dreams and disappointments collide with each other. Elements are cast and molded in rubber, silicone, resins, and paper mache as individual components, and reassembled into life-size, jigsaw-like assemblies that impose a myriad of qualities on unlike elements. Unorthodox couplings, double helixes and paired animals become doppelgängers of physical and conceptual relationships in the pieces. A set of pandas-the original "hothouse flower" of the animal world-are irresistible yet impossible to manage in "Becoming Butterfly". Cheap boom boxes and stereos appear in a number of the works as some kind of everyday-object reality check. Like cooking with grease drippings, "Luau on Fatback Island" suggests a "make-do-with-what-you-got" mentality that is clearly absurd. In this work, the beautiful and the crude become one: misplaced "Frankensteins" seamed together with new contortions of their original and sometimes mutually exclusive meanings, alluding to the obvious but unspoken.

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