November 30, 2018
While remodeling my daughters bedroom 15 years ago I found an old piece of newspaper in the wall.
It read 30 Negros for Sale in Scottsville, VA, 1848. Holding this I had such a strange feeling of all the terrible things that went on during this time. The reality of it was even more real as I was holding the paper. This piece of Sculpture consist of a large lead panel 54 in. x 44 in. with sand blasted words on it. The cross is 2.5 in. thick and becomes the reliquary for this paper. Raw cotton is used in the cross with the original news paper. Non glare glass seals everything air tight. A gold rope frame around the cross finishes off the piece. I love this piece created with respect for all those who suffered.
October 23, 2016
While remodeling my daughter’s bedroom 15 years ago, I came across a piece of news paper stuffed in the wall. It read 30 Negros for Sale in Scottsville, VA, 1848 . As I held the news paper , the realization of what happened became more real. Holding this paper took me back to that terrible time.
Even more Scottsville is where I live now. WOW! This year as I thought about a new piece I revisited the news paper which I saved. Here is what I created. A large framed panel, 54 in. x 44 in.
covered in lead. The writing is sandblasted into the lead. A cross which is 2.5 in deep and covered in lead, houses the paper surrounded by raw cotton. I used non-glare glass to seal everything air tight. The cross is framed in a gold rope frame of wood. I really love this piece and dedicate it with love and respect to all those who suffered. Robert Strini October, 2016
January 7, 2016
Wing piece to be exhibited in San Francisco
Wing piece is 43 years old and will be exhibited at the FOG Design + Art show in San Francisco January 13 to then 17th at Fort Mason. Friday Jenuary15 th. I will be on a panel at 3:00
Hope to see some old friends, Thank You Robert
October 4, 2015
I just finished a table for my youngest daughter Benita. 400 lbs. of steel, bronze and wood.
The glass top is 55 in x 19 in x 3/4 in thick and weighs 100 lbs.
This was a complete surprise and we had an unveiling at Focus Gallery in Scottsville, VA.
Benita was surprised. As an Artist these are the pieces I am most excited about.
Robert Strini 2015
March 17, 2015
Robert Strini sculpture piece removed from crate after 41 years.
February 28, 2015
Two new tri-pod pieces finished in new studio
February 20, 2015
When the painter Andre’ Durain was on his deathbed, Giacometti, the sculptor, came to his side and asked if there was anything he could get his good friend. Andre’ looked up and said, “a bicycle and a piece of blue sky.”
Bicycle is 10 ft. wide x 6.5 ft. tall and 3 ft. deep.
All the black is steel and the fender shape is covered in sheet lead. Two piano legs are under the blue sphere. Both the sphere and ring are wood painted. I love this piece.
February 7, 2015
December 9, 2012
Robert Strini exhibits New piece at Chroma Projects for the Arts
the weight of all the memories of the loss.
- Robert Strini
May 7, 2012
Walking from the Moon to the Sun, a table for friends
The table is 8 feet long x 35 inches tall x 17 inches deep. Completely made of plate steel and supporting two convex glass mirrors which represent the moon and the sun. A comet is made of birds eye maple wood. Good friends asked me to make a simple glass table for their entrance hall of their new house.
The problem is that one night I had a dream that I was walking through space and I had to create this table. My creative energy was flowing. The figure represents me. I have used this image in several
self-portrait pieces in the past. Please look at the following images.
April 21, 2012
Robert Strini to exhibit old piece from the past at Chroma Project for the Arts
This piece will be on view during the month of May. Opening first friday May 4 th.
March 2, 2012
New Sculpture Exhibited at Chroma Projects
November 30, 2011
Robert Strini to exhibit Rings at Chroma Project for the Arts
October 18, 2011
Wedding Table built by Robert Strini
October 7, 2011
Self Portraits by Robert Strini at Chroma Projects for the Arts
Three self portraits are on view at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory Opening October 14. These are sketches of ideas or questions that I am interested in. Please come and have a look. 418 East Main, on the mall, Charlottesville, VA.
August 5, 2011
Robert Strini is showing a new piece at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory in Charlottesville, VA opening first friday august 5, 5:00-8:00
June 28, 2011
With God on Our Side, a new sculpture to be exhibited at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory in Charlottesville VA. opening July 1, 5:00-8:00
April 29, 2011
Robert Strini to exhibit Rare piece of Sculpture at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory in Charlottesville, VA
February 9, 2011
New Exposure in Charlottesville for Robert Strini at the Chroma Projects Art Laboratory , Opening March 4 th.
November 20, 2010
Robert Strini returns from The 2010 Texas Sculpture Symposium with a smile on his face.
After being invited to be the keynote speaker at the 2010 Texas Sculpture Symposium, Robert Strini has returned to his studio . Robert had a great time mixing with old artist friends. This was truly a creative shot in the arm for Robert.
November 2, 2010
Texas Sculpture Symposium: November 2010
August 19, 2010
New piece finished by Robert Strini
August 9, 2010
New Book Published by Robert Strini
April 18, 2010
Strini’s Up-side Down Boat to be exhibited at Page Bond Gallery
January 30, 2010
New Work by Robert Strini to be Exhibited at Page Bond Gallery
Two small spheres by Robert Strini will be exhibited in conjunction with the up coming exhibition at Page Bond Gallery, February 3, to February 27, 2010 Opening reception friday February 5, 7 to 9 pm. Because of all the positive feedback Robert Strini’s Comet piece will also remain on exhibit during this time.
January 16, 2010
There is Still Time to View Robert Strini’s Work at Page Bond Gallery
December 21, 2009
Extremely Large Crowd at Opening of Page Bond Gallery Exhibition
November 17, 2009
Robert Strini to exhibit New Sculpture at Page Bond Gallery in Richmond VA, Opening December 11, 7:00-9:00
I will be part of a group show of gallery artists, accompanying a Print Show called Cold Press at the Page Bond Gallery, opening in December. I will have a couple of pieces one of which I feel is very powerful and a new direction that I plan to explore. I hope all of my friends can come to the opening. Please check out my website www.robertstrini.com
November 12, 2009
Works in Process, Robert Strini’s Studio, November, 2009
October 28, 2009
Robert Strini’s Exhibition at The Smith House Ends Friday, October 30, 2009
Its all over, but we had a great time at Robert Strini’s Exhibition. Robert wants to thank everybody who came to see the new works, especially Cecilia Carter Browne and Rebecca Musser for their kindness and this wonderful opportunity.
October 2, 2009
Fantastic Opening in Harrisonburg at the Smith House for Robert Strini
Cast of several hundred mixing with the artist, overflowing with creative dialogue for all those who attended. So many questions, so many answers and so many discoveries . . . Wow! What a Night.
August 27, 2009
Robert Strini Exhibition at The Smith House
Opening reception: Oct. 2 , 5 – 7 pm,
with Artist Talk 6 – 6:30
July 22, 2009
Outdoor Genocide Piece on View in Harrisonburg
If you are in downtown Harrisonburg, VA, go by the Smith House to see one of my sculptures installed in their front plaza. Currently on long-term loan as of June 2009, this Genocide Piece was one of the heart elements featured in the 1998 exhibition The Sight and Sound of Death: Genocide at the University of Virginia Art Museum in Charlottesville. For the Smith House/Arts Council of the Valley installation, a circle of red rocks was added to represent the blood of those who die in wars. More information at valleyarts.org/blog
Harrisonburg Show Slated for October 2009
Restriction 1 is one of a number of brand new altered spheres and earlier Self Portrait works that will be featured in an upcoming October exhibition at the Darrin-McHone Art Gallery, the Smith House, Arts Council of the Valley, Harrisonburg, VA. Entitled Self Portraits with Spheres, the solo show will present sculptures that explore personal biography as well as how to build a sense of tension with materials. On view October 2 – 30, 2009. Additional information can be found on their website: valleyarts.org/blog