STEPHANIE ROBISON | CALL AND RESPONSE
Call and Response, alabaster, wool, 14 x 13 x 5 inches
Stephanie Robison’s Call and Response showcases the transformative nature of sculpture. Creating playfully unique shapes with the materials she uses, Robison’s works are continuously in conversation with one another. By combining traditional stone carving and needle felted wool, two seemingly opposing materials, Robison explores a myriad of different relationships. Using contrasting forms, she intentionally challenges their original nature. By transforming stone and felted wool, Robison’s organic shapes come alive through her labor-intensive process of creation.
One Circle Around the Sun, reclaimed marble, wool, 8 x 12 x 8 inches
Sculpture for me is about tangibility and transformation. Being able to manipulate materials with my hands, transforming it into something else, is an intimate and magical process. The sculptures in this exhibition combine traditional stone carving, and the process of needle felting wool, to explore relationships between form, texture, and color. The title Call & Response is a nod to process; I’m responding to the materials and allowing them to guide me, finding each form through action and reaction. The combination of the physicality of the process and the labor-intensive demands of these materials allows for a focused, slowing down and becomes a mediation on what is happening around and within me. - Stephanie Robison
Missing Link, limestone, wool, 15.5 x 9 x 6 inches
Originally from Oregon, Robison currently resides in California teaching sculpture and serving as Art Department Chair at the City College of San Francisco. Robison holds a BFA from Marylhurst University and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Oregon. Robison's work has been featured in numerous solo exhibitions on the west coast in San Francisco, Tacoma, San Jose, Seattle and Portland, as well as in Denver and Kenosha. Pacific Northwest Sculptors Organization awarded Robison 1st prize for their annual group exhibition in 2021.