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Robert Bordo
Blind Spot

In Robert Bordo’s exhibition 'Blind Spot', the conceptual and the formal, the abstract and the representational co-exist in paintings that are attentive to atmosphere and mood - suggesting narratives of place and time.

Venue: Rubicon Gallery, 10 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2
Preview: Wednesday 10 Oct 07 (6pm - 8pm)
Dates: 11 Oct 07 - 17 Nov 07
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12.00 - 18.00
Contact: Helen Carroll
Phone: +353.1.6708055

Robert Bordo's recent work offers abstract pictorial elements that describe the ruminative quality of experience. Meandering dots and dashes refer to weather or wandering; rippled surfaces act interchangeably as water, sky or ground; brush stroke and color field as wind or plane. His paintings reference locations where conflict, thoughts and emotion, run together disrupting the inherent lyricism of both landscape and abstract painting. Indeed these paintings hover between abstraction and landscape utilizing the particulars of time, place and ecology.

"All of these things are embodied in paintings of texture and nuance, positively reticent in their use of colour and form. Acutely attentive to atmosphere, they are intimate in mood and suffused with feeling - often a quality of muted sadness, an awareness of loss - though at the same time they are thoroughly unsentimental and not particularly emotional in any overt way......... Robert Bordo indicates what almost isn’t visible, whether it’s hiding in plain sight, or fading from sight, lost in mist or falling snow or flowing water, or something distant and faint. " Aidan Dunne 2007

New York based painter, Robert Bordo, was born in Montreal. He has exhibited consistently since 1987 at; Brooke Alexander, Tibor de Nagy, Rene Blouin and latterly, Alexander and Bonin in the United States of America. He is on the full-time faculty of The Cooper Union School of Art in Manhattan and a 2007 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Rubicon Gallery are delighted to present his first Solo Exhibition in Ireland. The exhibition will be accompanied by a full colour publication.

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