Announcing "Spirit Compass"
An Exhibition of Robin Price's Works on Paper
Beginning on October 1, 2020, Robin Price will grace Bromer Gallery with her new exhibition, “Spirit Compass,” a collection of original work that adopts a language of color and shape to communicate the reclaiming of the creative self. Each piece is the result of many layers of production, from monoprinting to cyanotype to hand-alteration and back again, bearing in the weight of their media a lightness of palette and form. Born initially from Price’s own years-long journey of physical and emotional healing following a major concussion and an extended aftermath of post-concussion syndrome, the selection returns Price to her foundational love of process and the peace of following chanced pathways. It began as a pursuit of personal welfare, with the need to also grapple with and cure the insidious and intangible ills of childhood abuse, and transformed over the summer of 2020 into a reckoning with spiritual healing. Price’s work thus reflects an artist coming to terms with her new self; her pieces reveal a reacquaintance with a once-broken mind and a realization of the power of historical and personal recovery. In her words, “There has been amazing transcendence. There has been profound healing.”
Based in Middletown, Connecticut, Robin Price is an artist, editor, letterpress printer, and publisher of artists’ books since 1984. Her books, prints, and unique work are collected and exhibited internationally, and she has lent her knowledge as a guest instructor to programs and workshops at Dartmouth College, Colorado College, the Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts, Scripps College, and Wesleyan University, among others. Her latest collection stems from her longtime experience with artists’ books, some of which will accompany the exhibition.
“Spirit Compass” will be on exhibit at Bromer Gallery from October 1 to December 18, 2020, and can be viewed in person by appointment or digitally encountered on gallery.bromer.com.