Event Title

PAUL ROBBERT AND OTHERS (A Watermarks 2012 Conference Exhibit)

Location

Tom Balbo Galleries, 5611 Hough Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Event Website

http://www.friendsofdardhunter.org/watermarks_pre.html

Start Date

10-2-2012 10:00 AM

End Date

11-25-2012 4:00 AM

Cost to Attend

Free

Pre-registration required?

Yes

Event Type

Exhibit

Description

Paul Robbert (1928 – 2008)

Professor ofArtWesternMichiganUniversity1958 - 1998

For 30 years Paul Robbert explored various approaches to making paper art using pulp as a medium in its own right. In order to do so he studied the chemistry of paper, consulted experts, and established his paper mill containing equipment practically all of which he constructed himself.

His background as a painter and printmaker easily translated into image making using paper. Paper’s flexibility and directness made the medium particularly intriguing to him. Pulp could be manipulated to create ragged or hard edges. Color could be made to ooze or bleed into surrounding areas. Texture and overlapping shapes could be incorporated into the work at any stage. In all cases, the imagery became physically integrated with the support, solving one of the issues intrinsic to painting. Robbert’s imagery involves the use of abstract icons and geometric forms, derived for the most part from the unconscious intuition.

Comments

The Tom Balbo Galleries are open by appointment only. Please call 216-391-9144.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TOM BALBO GALLERIES WILL BE CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FROM MONDAY, OCTOBER 15 THROUGH SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012 FOR THE WATERMARKS CONFERENCE.

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Oct 2nd, 10:00 AM Nov 25th, 4:00 AM

PAUL ROBBERT AND OTHERS (A Watermarks 2012 Conference Exhibit)

Tom Balbo Galleries, 5611 Hough Ave., Cleveland, OH 44103

Paul Robbert (1928 – 2008)

Professor ofArtWesternMichiganUniversity1958 - 1998

For 30 years Paul Robbert explored various approaches to making paper art using pulp as a medium in its own right. In order to do so he studied the chemistry of paper, consulted experts, and established his paper mill containing equipment practically all of which he constructed himself.

His background as a painter and printmaker easily translated into image making using paper. Paper’s flexibility and directness made the medium particularly intriguing to him. Pulp could be manipulated to create ragged or hard edges. Color could be made to ooze or bleed into surrounding areas. Texture and overlapping shapes could be incorporated into the work at any stage. In all cases, the imagery became physically integrated with the support, solving one of the issues intrinsic to painting. Robbert’s imagery involves the use of abstract icons and geometric forms, derived for the most part from the unconscious intuition.

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