This exhibition presented the suspended and illuminated plastic works of renowned environmental artist Aurora Robson. A multimedia artist known primarily for her work intercepting the waste stream, Robson transforms plastic debris into mesmerizing, bold sculptures that disguise and transcend their material. While drawing attention to the global challenge of single-use waste, Robson values plastic as an art material for its durability and pliability. Robson seeks to imbue these often overlooked materials with care and intention, encouraging a viewer to consider their own relationship with waste and the waterways where it so often is discarded. Aglow allowed viewers to wander through the gallery and continue outside, where Robson’s illuminated sculptures were installed along the trails.
A reception on Thursday, June 6, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm celebrated Aglow, including a guided walk at dusk and remarks by the artist and curator. Extended night hours provided visitors an opportunity to view the illuminated sculptures in our evening forest on Thursday, August 8th. The exhibition was on view through Friday, August 23.
This exhibition was supported by the Joseph Robert Foundation.