Liv Kristin Robinson
PHOTOGRAPHER, LIV KRISTIN ROBINSON AT COLBY COLLEGE
Photographer, Liv Kristin Robinson, will present a lecture on her work on Monday,
November 14, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in room 154 in the Bixler Art and Music Building at Colby College.
Trained as an artist and art historian in New York City, Robinson’s fine-art photographs have appeared in several national publications including Yankee Magazine and Popular Photography and internationally in the Swedish, Fotografisk, and have been shown in numerous galleries, museums and juried exhibitions throughout Maine, New England and nationally. Public Collections in Maine include: Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville; the Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland; and the Portland Museum of Art. In the Spring of 2002, her color photograph, “Massacre of the Innocent,” from her “Urban Sidewalk Series” was included in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art’s exhibit, “Life of the City.” More recently, one of her images was acquired by the New York Public Library and was included in New York City’s Museum of Modern Art’s 2002 exhibit, “Life of the City.”
While she is perhaps best known for the hand-painted, black and white, silver-print photographs from the 1980’s and 1990’s documenting Belfast’s industrial waterfront, much of her most recent (and little known) work, while still often explores industrial and other ‘marginal’ landscapes do so now with the new technology available from the digital world. “For me the photographic image is not an end but a starting point. Whether I apply layers of transparent oil pigment (as in hand-painting) or experiment using a digital camera and the tools of photoshop, I can still re-enter the scene and emotionally color both its content and context and thereby blur, to a degree, objective and subjective reality.”
Robinson’s talk, which is sponsored by the Colby College Art Department and supported by
funds from the Arts Lecture Fund, is open to the public without charge.