March 2, 2019

Robert Strini’s Sculpture

Two group shows Friday April 5, 2019

Welcome Gallery, 114 3 rd. st. NE, opening 5:00-7:00

2nd. Street Gallery, 115 2nd. st.SE, opening 5:30-7:30

Charlottesville, VA

 

 

 

tripod copy jpg

 

 

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November 30, 2018

Reliquary

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.

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May 28, 2017

Lynching

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

 

recent works lynching jpg

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October 23, 2016

Reliquary Piece

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

 

recent reliquary detail jpg

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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

 

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October 4, 2015

Benita’s Table

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

 

recent works benita's table

 

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March 17, 2015

Robert Strini sculpture piece removed from crate after 41 years.

In my new building which I built after my fire, I have decided to use it as a exhibition space for my art. I have a small barn about 300 yards from this space that I use for construction of my sculpture.

I wanted to exhibit some old sculpture so I opened a crate after 41 years and was surprised at what I saw. This is Sherdian Piece, built in 1973 at a work shop in Canada.  I love this piece and it was in remarkable shape.  Made of laminated ash, oak and maple, the piece is in good shape with no cracks or separations in the wood.  During this time I built good crates to house my work. Let me know your thoughts.

Thank You, Robert Strini

 

wood sheridan piece

 

wood sheridan piece back

 

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February 28, 2015

Two new tri-pod pieces finished in new studio

I just finished these two pieces that I am excited about. Both are tri-pod pieces, one with a red wheel and one with a green wheel. Let me know your thoughts.

Thank You   Robert

 

green wheel tri-pod

 

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February 20, 2015

Bicycle

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.

 

recent bicycle

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December 9, 2012

Robert Strini exhibits New piece at Chroma Projects for the Arts

                                                      The Package
 
                             Loss of something you care for and how
                             you deal with it is what this piece is about.
                             The I -beam,  a symbol of strength supports
                             the weight of all the memories of the loss.
                             The mattress becomes the final resting place
                             of these memories. Other objects are simply 
                             references to specific moments you had with
                             your loss. Finally the marble X, marks the
                             spot, the end, and the moment of letting go.

 

Robert Strini

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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 4th. 5:00 to 8:00 pm., 418 Main Street on the mall.

 

mixed materials hunting-trip

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November 30, 2011

Robert Strini to exhibit Rings at Chroma Project for the Arts


Two large Rings will be seen at Chroma Project for the Arts opening friday, December 2nd, 2011

5:00 to 8:00 pm. Chroma Project is located at 418 East Main on the mall.

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October 18, 2011

Wedding Table built by Robert Strini




My daughter Lucia Strini was just married and I built this wedding table for her. The image of her father holding the moon which is a convex mirror so she can say Goodnight Moon.

This is from a book of the same name that I read to her as a child. Fathers hold their daughters tight is from a war poem Lucia wrote when she was 14. All the black is 3/8 inch steel and the gold color is bronze. The blue tubing forms represent the night sky. 54 inches wide x 17 inches deep x 35 inches tall.

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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.

 

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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

Exciting new piece explores the distance between day and night. Was it a dream or reality on another plane ? 418 E. Main on the mall

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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



It seems like with God on our side we can do anything and have it justified. Look at war.

Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, 418 E Main on the mall.

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April 29, 2011

Robert Strini to exhibit Rare piece of Sculpture at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory in Charlottesville, VA

Rare Sculpture with an exciting story to be exhibited at Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, opening, first friday, May 6, 2011, 418 E Main on the Mall. 5:00- 8:00 PM

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February 9, 2011

New Exposure in Charlottesville for Robert Strini at the Chroma Projects Art Laboratory , Opening March 4 th.

I am really excited that I am in a group show at the Chroma Projects Art Laboratory, 418 E Main on the Mall
Opening First Friday March 4 – 26th, 2011, 5 – 8:00 PM
Anthology: A Thousand Words x Four, Kris Iden, Foon Sham, Robert Strini, Millicent Young

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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.

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November 2, 2010

Texas Sculpture Symposium: November 2010


Robert Strini is invited to be a keynote speaker during the 2010 Texas Sculpture Symposium which will be held at Texas Tech in Lubbock during November 12th – 14th , 2010

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August 19, 2010

New piece finished by Robert Strini




After a lot of work this piece finally reached an end that I feel really good about.

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.

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August 9, 2010

New Book Published by Robert Strini


This is to announce a new book of 50 pages of my work. Check it out!

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April 18, 2010

Strini’s Up-side Down Boat to be exhibited at Page Bond Gallery


This is to announce that Robert Strini’s Up-side Down Boat piece will be exhibited at Page Bond Gallery during the month of May. This is in conjunction with the regular exhibition schedule.

This is an older piece that I feel is one of my best pieces. I hope you have an opportunity to see it.

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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.

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January 16, 2010

There is Still Time to View Robert Strini’s Work at Page Bond Gallery


Robert Strini’s work will be on view until January 30, 2110 at the Page Bond Gallery in Richmond Virginia. 804-359-3633 pagebond@mindspring.com

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December 21, 2009

Extremely Large Crowd at Opening of Page Bond Gallery Exhibition


An exciting night at the Page Bond Gallery in Richmond VA. New Work by Robert Strini on view untill January 30, 2010. Cast of thousands came from all over to view the exhibition.

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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

Page Bond Gallery, 1625 West Main Street, Richmond, VA. 804-359-3633, www.pagebondgallery.com

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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.

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August 27, 2009

Robert Strini Exhibition at The Smith House

I am really excited about this upcoming exhibition. It’s small and personal and full of sketches of ideas that could be directed towards larger pieces. I hope everyone can come and enjoy.

The Smith House, 311 S. Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA
Oct. 2-30, 2009

Opening reception: Oct. 2 , 5 – 7 pm,
with Artist Talk 6 – 6:30

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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

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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

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