101/EXHIBIT is proud to announce a solo exhibition by Colette Robbins entitled Archaeological Fiction. This is the artist’s debut solo show with 101/EXHIBIT as well as her first exhibition in Los Angeles Show Dates September 10 - October 20, 2016
Archaeological Fiction presents a psychological excavation in the form of paintings and sculptures inspired by iconography of archaeology, neuroscience, psychology, and the mining of her personal history. Robbins’ rigorous and technical processes mirror her appreciation for both scientific methods and the complex inner workings of the human mind. Influenced by the ways Rorschach inkblot tests uncover personal perceptions, Archaeological Fiction expounds upon this experiment and creates an archive of images and objects that mirror our brains need to find meaning in all visual data.
The symbolic imagery in Robbins’ work holds a direct relationship to places and moments within the artist’s life. The artifacts, totems, and symbols within her work are a cast of characters that act as codes for her findings. As an avid rock collector, she photographs rocks and imports their various shapes into a digital sculpting software. From there, she expands and re-contextualizes their forms to create the source work for both her paintings and 3D-printed sculptures. Similar to the response to a Rorschach experiment, Robbins’ art invites viewers to peer into her work and themselves to unearth our unique symbologies.