“Carole Robb: Re-imagining the Antique” watercolor exhibition opens in the SACI Gallery Tuesday, October 6 at 6pm

Carole Robb,

Carole Robb, “Paris, Helen of Troy, Passionate Collisions” watercolor on paper, 2015

CAROLE ROBB: RE-IMAGINING THE ANTIQUE

October 6 – November 3, 2015

Opening Reception: Tuesday, October 6 at 6pm

This series of watercolors by SACI Artists Council Member, Carole Robb is based on Ovid’s Paris & Helen of Troy from “Heroides”, making reference to the fictitious letters exchanged between the couple, which are of a passionate nature.

Carole Robb,

Carole Robb, “To Whom it May Concern,” watercolor on paper, 5.4m x 1.5m, 2015

Carole Robb was born in Scotland and studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art and the University of Reading England (MFA 1979). She studied with the British abstract painter Terry Frost. Robb has worked in Rome, Venice, New York and London. Numerous solo shows include Arnolfini – Bristol, AIR – London, South London Art Gallery, C’a d’Oro – Rome, J.T.Fassbinder – Berlin – Forum Gallery, New York, NY and Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.

Major awards include the British Prix de Rome, a Fulbright award, and a British Arts Council Major Award. Her work is represented in private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the Imperial War Museum, London. Carole Robb is a member of the National Academy, New York.

Carole Robb,

Carole Robb, “On the Beach,”76cm x 112 cm, watercolor on paper, 2015

“What appears to be the most impressive feature of her work is the manner in which she fuses memory with freshness of renewed experience. Carole Robb’s paintings are in part touchstones of reality — of here and now — merged with the graduated experience derived from the past. This is why her work is and will remain memorable.” — Peter de Francia, London, Painter and author of Leger, the Great Parade [Cassell, 1969] and The Life and Work of Fernand Leger [Yale University Press, 1983]

www.carolerobb.com

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