Monday, December 3, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
Saturday, November 10, 2012
I submitted this piece I call State Fare to the Extremely Minnesota show at the Robbin Gallery, in Robbinsdale, MN (mostly because of the name!) It got in, so it's on display from Nov. 10 - Dec. 15. It's routed HDU, latex and acrylic paint and of course, string lights. Inspired by many summers working at and attending fairs around Minnesota.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 6:22 PM
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
One of my highest-paying Kickstarter donors requested a custom piece for his reward. The parameters were 22" x 30", beach-themed, kitschy and no lighthouses. This is what I came up with. It's routed out of HDU sign foam and painted with a mixture of acrylic and latex.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 11:13 AM
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Friday, November 2, 2012
The Walker Art Center is bringing back their Artist Mini Golf course for Summer 2013! A Call for Proposals is out and all proposals are due on Nov. 30th. Come be part of the fun by attending the Mini Golf Info Session on Thurs. Nov. 8th at 7pm in the Barnes Conference Room. Tom Loftus and myself will be presenting A Couple of Putts, our mini golf blog, and giving tips on what makes for good mini golf play.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 3:10 PM
Monday, October 22, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
A new book has just come out called Post-Digital Printmaking: CNC, Traditional and Hybrid Techniques by Paul Cantanese and Angela Geary of Columbia College in Chicago. The book covers the brief history of technology in printmaking and explains exactly what it means by "Post-Digital"- using technology to create a number of matrices that can be manipulated in physical ways. It also features chapters going inside the studios of various artists who use the CNC as an integral part of their practice.
On page 39 (see below) you'll notice a page devoted to the Artemio Rodriguez print that I programmed/routed for the 2010 Mid-America Print Council Conference.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 11:22 PM
Monday, October 8, 2012
UK artist Finn Stone makes things ranging from public sculptures to furniture to small household objects. In any case, he has a unique and playful vision. These shoes were on display in an art gallery in London, however I think I need to display them as the centerpiece of my next party outfit!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The Walker has recently published a fantastic book overviewing their backyard summertime community art space, better known as Open Field. I found a photo of my puppet show, Balls, in Chapter 10. We did this performance as the opening for a Futurefarmers event in the summer of 2010.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 9:47 AM
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
A couple weekends ago I had the time to go to Dr. Sketchy's for the first time in many months. I always enjoy those Sunday afternoons where I can just draw for me. We had a gorgeous model, Elektra Cute. I won 2nd place for the session. Here are some shots of my drawings for the longer poses.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 2:18 PM
This past weekend I drew caricatures at a wedding up in Sartell, MN with caricature artist Rob Laskey. It got so busy that I didn't even stop to take photos of my subjects with their drawings...but the bride and groom wanted us to save all the finished drawings on a table for them, so I got to snap a couple quick shots when I was done.
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 2:15 PM
Friday, September 28, 2012
This sofa is inspired perfectly by its name. Made by designer Christian Vivanco, it can be used as a day bed or casual couch. While it comes in a variety of colors, the green wins for me. Maybe I should DIY my own version of this...
Posted by Robin Schwartzman at 1:30 PM
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
This morning I came across this article on the PS1 MoMA Blog, which celebrates the work of the late Tom Luckey. His magical and beautiful climbers exist in children's museum's, malls and marketplaces across the country. How did I miss climbing on one of these as a child??? Anyhow, enjoy pretending you are small enough to get into one...