Everything, All At Once, Forever



Brooklyn-based contemporary artist Aurora Robson uses everyday waste such as discarded plastic bottles, plastic bags, bottle caps and other forms of debris that she carves, cuts and twists into intricate and brilliantly colored hanging sculptures reminiscent of marine life. Deeply concerned with the natural environment, Robson creates art that draws attention to the pervasive presence of environmental pollutants in our waterways. She addresses these urgent issues however poetically rather than polemically. Inspired by the nightmares she had as a child, Robson transforms the ugly, negative and dark – her nightmares and trash – into things of beauty and light. Throughout her work, Robson attempts to maintain a degree of ambiguity with the hope that her works become vehicles for self-reflection.

Everything, All At Once, Forever is an installation of new plastic debris sculptures created specifically for exhibition at the Figge. These new individual pieces will complement Up Drop, a work borrowed from the Gallery 212 in Colorado to complement the exhibition Water Views. Unlike most of Robson's sculptural work to date, the individual sculptures in Everything, All At Once, Forever will be comprised of individual components that are not repeated but unique.

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This exhibition will be on view through January 15, 2012.

images: Synesthesia, 2011, discarded plastic bottles, tinted polycrylic and rivits, courtesy of the artist.