Sep 9 – Oct 28, 2006
Robischon Gallery also welcomes New York artist Bill Armstrong for an exhibition of photographs entitled Blue Spheres from his "Infinity" series. The "Infinity" series seeks to photographically depict the idea of spirit which is thought of as intangible and unable to be seen. Using a process of photographing his constructed collages with his camera lens placed at infinity, the defocusing technique allows the artist to infuse the circular images with an ephemeral quality that changes when viewed. This illusion of pulsation presents both sensory and meditative possibilities.
Drawing from a wide range of spiritual belief systems including Western ideas of heaven, Blue Spheres explores the mystical properties of the color blue as put forth by Wassily Kandinsky's spiritual, color theory and the symbolism of the circle which in many cultures connotes universal or cosmic tenets. Through the restriction of palette, reduction of form and repetition of subject, Bill Armstrong offers a glimpse into a radiant world just beyond our focus as he teases the boundary between representation and abstraction.
Bill Armstrong graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Art History from Boston University. He has been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the U. S. and has been frequently published in numerous periodicals and newspapers. His work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York, Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, California, among others.