We are pleased to announce that Daniel Robinson's Close to Home is currently being exhibited in the Office of the Governor at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem. In Close to Home, Robinson illuminates the modern American landscape with stillness and strength. Combining the influence of classic social realists with a contemporary use of light and color, Robinson's paintings are imbued with a fundamental, essential beauty. Lacking in artifice and full of integrity, Robinson's work delights the eye while compelling a deeper contemplation and ultimately, a sustained joy.
The exhibition includes a number of new works completed for this show as well as some older and more recent paintings. Click here to view all of the works in the show. Please inquire by phone at 503-287-3886 or email for prices and availability. Work may be purchased now and delivery taken after the exhibition ends in November.
Daniel Robinson was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1963. The son of a part-time preacher, Robinson moved from New York to Colorado, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Idaho and then finally to Oregon, where he attended high school and later the Pacific Northwest College of Art and Portland State University, earning a B.A. in Fine Art from the latter in 1991. His first monograph, In Oregon, was published in 2004 by Nazraeli Press, a Portland-based publisher of books on the fine and applied arts. Mr. Robinson lives in Fossil, Oregon with his wife and two children.
The Art in the Governor’s Office Program honors selected artists in Oregon with exhibitions in the reception area of the Governor’s Office in the State Capitol. Artists are nominated by a statewide committee of arts professionals who consider artists representing the breadth and diversity of artistic practice across Oregon, and are then selected by the Arts Commission with the participation of the Governor’s Office. Only professional, living Oregon artists are considered and an exhibit in the Governor’s office is considered a “once in a lifetime” honor. Artists whose work has previously been shown in the Governor’s office include Henk Pander, Michele Russo, Manuel Izquierdo, James Lavadour, Margot Thompson, Gordon Gilkey and Yuji Hiratsuka.