Robin Smith, Marco Pino-Yancovic & Amy Johnson

Firehouse Art Center (Longmont)

September 11 - October 6, 2013

  • Opening Reception: Friday, September 13th from 6-9pm
  • Artist Discussion: Wednesday, September 11th from 6-8pm
  Robin Smith: Echoes I - ; Marco Pino-Yancovic: Soundscape; Amy Johnson: Fade to Black

(from the press release)

Carbon is the fourth most abundant chemical element in the universe, it can be found in diamonds, graphite, plants, fossil fuels, limestone, marble, water and our atmosphere. Because of the varying forms carbon takes, our interaction with the element can vary widely. In Elemental Experiences, the viewer is confronted with carbon in three forms; charcoal drawings by Robin Smith, laser engraved wood by Marco Pino-Yancovic and fossil fueled metal sculptures by Amy Johnson. Viewing Pino-Yancovic, Smith and John sons work together evokes energetic, contemplative and sometimes uneasy thoughts. At an elemental level, the origin and idea behind the work becomes as important as the work itself. Consider the development of this artwork, from the beginning of carbon, to what you see on the walls today and allow your opinions and memories to guide your experience. Each artist has a unique message, based on the environment in which the idea was born and the materials needed. Their process and technique are combined with skill and precision to create extremely engaging works. Ultimately, it is our experiences with nature, our environment and each other that form our percep tions and opinions on how we live.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS: Marcospent his childhood in northern Chile. After earning an architectural degree from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria in Chile and a Master of Architecture from the University of Cincinnati, he has worked in the design and architecture fields in Chile, New York, Cincinnati, Boulder and Denver.

Amy Johnsonis a conceptually oriented, 3D artist who finds inspiration from post-minimalism. She has a BA in Policy and Social Values, a minor in Peace and Conflict Stud ies, a diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, and next spring will receive an MFA in Metalsmithing from Colorado State University. Her interests lie in connecting her love of art making to her interest in social justice issues.

Robin Smith, born in Denver, Colorado in 1985, completed her BA in English at Colorado College (with studies in France and Ireland) on a prestigious scholarship from the Boettcher Foundation. She later returned to Ireland to study at the Burren College of Art where she graduated from the post-baccalaureate program in studio art. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Art at the Laguna College of Art and Design. Robin has been an artist in residence at the Burren College of Art, the Watershed Research Station (a division of the Science Museum of Minnesota), the Eastern Frontier Educational Foundation in Maine, Hypatia-in-the-Woods, and Spiro Arts in Park City, Utah. She has also spent time as a TA with Colorado College, the Ah Haa School for the Arts, and The Laguna College of Art and Design. Her work is a part of local and national collec tions. Robin is represented by Walker Fine Art in Denver.

Firehouse Art Center
Fourth and Coffman
Longmont, CO
Wed-Sun: 12-5pm