56 Bogart St. Brooklyn, NY 11206 • • 212.966.4324
Joyce Robins
Joyce Robins: Paint and Clay

16 May – 20 July 2014

Opening reception: Friday, 16 May, 6 - 9 pm
Gallery hours Friday - Sunday 1-6 pm

Theodore:Art is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Joyce Robins.

My sculpture is made of clay, glaze and paint. I am searching in the area between volumetric sculpture and flat painting – and so currently my work is deeply involved in low-relief.

Hanging on the wall, a sheet of fired clay appears to twist and bulge. It is perforated and cut so that light penetrates the sculpture and creates points of brightness and skeins of shadow on the wall. The ceramic is both painted and glazed so that its colors sink into, as well as reflect out from, the surface of the piece.

I have been discovering what I believe to be ever richer and more sensual ways to manipulate color and space. My greatest discovery has been how little can make so much – a rule that animates much of the story of woman’s arts through history.

Prior to this solo exhibition, Joyce Robins has had twenty one-person shows of her artwork. She has exhibited most recently at Come Together, Surviving Sandy in Sunset Park Brooklyn 2013.  Also in the Spring of 2013 she had a  mid career survey at the Rosenwald-Wolf  Gallery of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia. John Davis Gallery in 2012, the Biennale International de Vallauris in France; the Neiman Gallery of Columbia University, PS 1, Meulenstein Gallery, the New York Studio School, and the Jane Hartsook Gallery (all New York); David Weinberg Gallery in Chicago; Rebecca Ibel Gallery in Columbus, Ohio; and the Schoolhouse Center, Provincetown, MA. In addition her work has been seen in many group shows at galleries and museums, including, The National Academy of Design, Lesley Heller Gallery, Edward Thorp Gallery (both New York), Rubicon Gallery (Dublin), The Brooklyn Museum, The Gasworks (London), The Delaware Art Museum, Vassar College Art Gallery, Pierogi Gallery, Pewabic Pottery (Detroit) and the Lennon Weinberg Gallery.

Robins' work has been written about in The New York Times, Art in America, Artforum, The Brooklyn Rail, The Village Voice, The Nation, The New York Observer, The Philadelphia Inquirer and American Ceramics.

For more information and images, please contact Stephanie Theodore
at 212.966.4324 or