April 3 – 14, 2013
Robin Kingsburgh’s solo exhibition Square Derivatives features the artist’s exploration of order and chaos through geometric and organic forms. Kingsburgh’s work is a reflection of her background in both the arts and sciences as her paintings demonstrate the impossibility for the human hand to portray perfect mathematical shapes.
Kingsburgh’s organization of colour and form create grid-like paintings but allows for sporadic shapes to arise within these systems. The balance between mathematical order and natural chaos speaks to the nature of the universe and the human condition. Kingsburgh states that this series is partially autobiographical as the paintings were produced after the passing of her husband in 2006. These works are demonstrative of the artist’s own struggle to understand the chaotic events of human life.