May 28, 2017
Lynching was a form of entertainment where families would get together and watch someone die.
There was also lynching for pregnant women. Lead frame using museum glass over cotton and lynching rope. 16 x 24 inches
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 January 15th. I will be on a panel at 3:00.
Hope to see some old friends, Thank You Robert
November 30, 2011
Robert Strini to exhibit Rings at Chroma Project for the Arts
October 18, 2011
Wedding Table built by Robert Strini
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
The process was difficult and the piece went through many changes.
I used, lead, wood, paint, piano leg, and bark. The piece is 7 x 5 x 3 feet.
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
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.
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