Robert Fields Exiled (Artist Concept): Daydreams & Nightmares of Home
September 8 – September 12
On view at Fourteen30 Contemporary 1501 SW Market Street, Portland OR 97201 https://fourteen30.com Open by appointment only. To make arrangements please call or text 503.236.1430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exiled (Artist Concept): Daydreams & Nightmares of Home
Responding to artists cut-off from home and homeland. Exiled, living and working in another place(s), labeled alien, different, foreign, invisible, other, outsider, and/or wanderer—being out-of-place, attempting to fit-in… making work addressing the what is/was and where of “home.”
I am a sculptor, painter and sometimes printmaker. Orderly abstraction and post-minimalism are two flags I fly.
I make painted wall reliefs… for the most part. It began with my looking at Egyptian and Assyrian reliefs in the Oriental Institute, and Field Museum of Natural History. I interned one summer at a plaster art reproduction studio. Their master carver sent me to the Field Museum to sketch. I returned and presented. He sent me back… this time to look slower.
I make art because it is the best way I know how to express my thoughts and feelings about the world. Process, research, and discovery are my drivers. Making art expands my perspective on life.
What is my work about? History and economics (social justice). Occasionally I borrow others words as a springboard to build my work upon. Poetry is a favorite go-to source.