News and Events

Lookout Gallery displaying works by David Robinson and Grace Tan

Wed, 2013-10-23

Opening October 24th at the Lookout Gallery at UBC's Regent College is a joint show featuring Grace Tan's intimate charcoal portraits and a selection of David's sculptures.  The show features a custom installation of Chair, one of David's most recent works.

Lookout Gallery is open Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00, and Saturday 12:00-4:00.  The exhibit runs until November 16th, though Chair will only be on display until the 8th.

Robinson Works Arrive in Palm Desert

Thu, 2013-08-22

We are pleased to announce that David has new representation through Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Palm Desert California.

Melissa Morgan Fine Art specializes in cutting-edge international contemporary art in all media, with emphases on California movements, sculpture and Latin American art.

The gallery strives to present museum-quality programs with visionary and distinguished painters and sculptors, as well as artists working in photography, video, and installation art.

Summer show at Duthie Gallery

Mon, 2013-06-10

We’re pleased to announce that Duthie Gallery on Saltspring Island is hosting a show of David’s work until the end of July.  Their beautiful property offers a rare opportunity to see some of David’s larger exterior works in a natural setting, while their intimate gallery space hosts a variety of his smaller pieces.

See the Duthie Gallery event listing here:

New commission Critical Mass is underway

Wed, 2012-12-12

David’s latest work Critical Mass is being created at a monumental scale for installation in a private residence in Vancouver, BC.

This life-sized bronze figure amid toppling corten steel panels will navigate a 30 foot arc across the surface of a black stone reflecting pool.

Developed in collaboration with noted Landscape Architect Paul Sangha, the sculpture will stand as a dramatic centerpiece within the dynamic forms of the New Urban architecture. 

Life in the Porcelain - An Exhibition of the work of Andy Blick coming to Robinson Studio Gallery

Thu, 2012-11-08

November 22 – December 12, 2012

One is so easily drawn in by the near gravitational pull of the works of Andy Blick.  His own matchless economy of line, form, and poise makes these signature pieces as unmistakable as they are compelling; when we look at the work of Andy Blick we encounter artefacts of authentic beauty and consequence.

I am deeply honored at the opportunity to exhibit Andy’s recent creations, believing as I do that they will recalibrate many assumptions about what stands for excellence in the field of contemporary ceramic art and design.

Joe Caveno's Glimpses on now at Robinson Studio Gallery

Fri, 2012-10-26

From October 18th-31st Robinson Studio Gallery is hosting Glimpses,  a retrospective of the work of Joe Caveno: long-time friend, Sculptor Emeritus, and Éminence Grise at Robinson Studios.
Spanning many years' work and exploring themes from the mythic to the mathematical and the personal to the political, this long-overdue exhibit will introduces visitors to the drawings, paintings, and sculptures of an artist distinguished by his skill and respected and beloved by his peers.

Bridge opens at Lookout Gallery

Thu, 2012-03-15

From March 28 – April 27th (now extended to 30th) the Lookout Gallery at Regent College is exhibiting a selection of works by David Robinson.

Bridge is a retrospective of sorts, looking back to David’s first solo exhibition which took place at the Lookout Gallery in 1991.  A veteran of the gallery, Equestrian (1991) appears both in its original form and as the imposing Equestrian Monument (2009).  Gyre (2011) (pictured below) represents recent works, and a special glimpse into the Artist’s process is revealed by a work-in-progress – a dynamic piece exploring the unresolved relationship between horse and rider.

Bridge also offers a preview of two proposals underway: a maquette for the Lintong China monument is on display, as are two renderings of possible works for the Regent College courtyard development.

A visit to China and a proposal

Tue, 2012-01-31

David has just returned from a 10 day visit to China, during which he and his hosts laid the groundwork for an exciting new project.  David has been invited to propose a monumental work for the Lintong district in Xi’an, near the site of the famed Terracotta Warriors.  The proposed work features eight larger-than-life bronze horses atop a landscaped water feature, and presents a narrative that ties past to future.

The installation, which is expected to exceed 100 meters in length, would be the centrepiece of a proposed sculpture park.

Proposal underway for Regent College courtyard

Mon, 2011-12-12

Regent College at UBC is currently in the planning stages of developing a mixed-use building on the southern half of its grounds.  The plan includes a courtyard space that will serve as a meeting space and focal point for the academic, residential and commercial spaces that make up the complex.

David has been asked to propose a large-scale installation to be the centrepiece for the courtyard.

New show opens at the Winsor Gallery

Tue, 2011-03-01

"Robinson's work plays with dichotomies such as gravity and flight; religion and secularism; individuality and mass culture; yet through his artistry he is able to bridge these massive discordances into single poetic gestures."

On from March 10th to April 2, 2011 at the Winsor Gallery, 3025 Granville Street Vancouver BC