Jul 20th 2014

Renee Robbins: Galactic Lagoons

@ South Shore Arts

1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN 46321

Opening Sunday, July 20th, from 1PM - 3PM

On view through Sunday, August 17th

Renee Robbins’ Galactic Lagoons features new paintings and etchings that draw from natural phenomena, micro to macro relationships, and new discoveries in science. Our life experience is layered with complex systems that reach through tiny cells, flowering botanicals, deep oceans, and distant galaxies. The work blends and juxtaposes hybrid flora/fauna inside a space that simultaneously evokes the deep sea and the cosmos. Her process brings together microscopic and telescopic viewpoints and moves between the real and imagined. Quantum particles have their own set of guiding principles, such as in atoms, where electrons and protons cannot touch each other. It’s impossible to observe this happening with the naked eye. In a similar way, black holes are guided by their own set of rules and principles. No one has actually seen a black hole or quantum particles but there’s evidence to suggest their existence. In this way, Robbins’ paintings are a way to respond to the diversity in the natural world, both in and outside of our human experience.

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