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A Congregation of Wits/ Animation

Following in the tradition of Jenny Holzer’s “Truisms”, a series of text-based works that were once placed into the empty theatre marquees along 42nd Street, visual artist Andrew Cornell Robinson has drawn and animated 1,000 images with interstitial messages rendered in a rough and gestural line. Exploring the glut of images that coalesce upon platforms like social media, Robinson has created a contemporary congregation of images and ideas through his black and white hand-drawn animations that flicker through a kaleidoscope of symbols and uncanny proverbs provoking playful associations of rough-hewn lines and forms presented in rapid-fire succession.

Drawing, Video

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A Congregation of Wits, a Box of 1,000 Prints

A preview into a collection of 1,000 prints, based on drawings culled from sketchbooks compiled over the course of thirty years of daily drawing. Visual artist Andrew Cornell Robinson has created an on going series exploring image and language.

Initially inspired by a visit to the Talking Sculptures of Rome, which for the past five hundred years, Romans have written poems, prayers, and political protestations and pasted them on a group of ancient sculptures in the eternal city. Much like the public exchange of ideas that take place today upon social media platforms and street art, he has created a collection of silkscreen prints comprised of 1,000 drawings with corresponding text messages printed on the back of each image. Here is a box set of some of these prints.

He is currently working on a series of installations of these prints and a corresponding group of ceramic sculptures, reflecting upon these drawings.

Limited editions from this series are available online at tictail.com/acrstudio

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Congregation of Wits III (Kaleidoscope)

This second animation is vertical in format and is simplified in that the text is omitted. This series of animations are related to an ongoing body of work titled Congregation of Wits, which began as a drawing project and led to an edition of double-sided silkscreen prints of the same title and includes these stop motion animations as well as a developing body of ceramic sculptures.

Drawing, Video

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