Joyce Robins. Clay and Paint

15 Sep 2016 – 23 Oct 2016

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Wednesday - Sunday 12-6 pm

33 Orchard

New York
New York, United States


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Theodore:Art and 33 Orchard are pleased to present a collaborative exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Joyce Robins. Recent paintings and ceramics will share space with an installation of ‘color lines’ that has evolved over the past two decades.


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.

Joyce Robins was represented in Greater New York, MoMA PS1 (2016). She has had over 20 oneperson shows of her artwork including a solo exhibition at Theodore:Art in 2014. Describing that exhibition in the New York Times as “invigorating,” Roberta Smith added the sculptures were “... subtly visual and pictorial. They engage, and the more you look, the more you see.” Her work was the subject of a midcareer survey at the RosenwaldWolf Gallery of the University of the Arts, Philadelphia in 2013. In addition her work has been seen in gallery and museum exhibitions, including Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Brooklyn (2013), the Biennale International de Vallauris in France; the Neiman Gallery of Columbia University, New York Studio School, Jane Hartsook Gallery, National Academy of Design, Edward Thorp Gallery, Pierogi Gallery and the Lennon Weinberg Gallery (all New York); Rubicon Gallery (Dublin), The Brooklyn Museum, The Gasworks (London), The Delaware Art Museum, Vassar College Art Gallery, Pewabic Pottery (Detroit). Robins’ work has been written about in The New York Times, Hyperallergic, Art in America, Artforum, The Village Voice, The Nation, The New York Observer, The Philadelphia Inquirer and American Ceramics. Phong Bui interviewed Robins on her life and work in the May 2014 issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

Exhibiting artists

Joyce Robins


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