We’re here for a good time not a long time. It’s worth the risk. It’s never too late. ese mantras of youth and individuality are at a low pitched hum in our culture. Using this common sentiment of spontaneity to address these topics, of anxiety and information overload, makes space for humor and irony. Robinson uses these tools to address these strangely familiar realizations of identity, opens up the conversation to be approached by others and allows for brief moments of understanding in our world of endless possibilities.
Robinson uses bright athletic colors, vintage fabrics, and the endless recycling of cultural detritus, to address our fleeting attention within the stream of the new and urgent, the reality of being everything all at once. e materials she uses are ubiquitous, the patterns like oldies music are familiar if not catchy and the color pallets gleaned from store windows, advertisements, abandoned tumblr blogs and fashion magazines remind the viewer they are welcomed here, we are your friends, and we understand you.
Dana Robinson was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Florida, and received a BFA in Design from Florida State University in 2012. Dana Robinson combines boxing and sports magazines from the 70’s, vintage fabric, and gouache paint to addresses the potential waste has to be transformed into a new view of the colorful, history we are built on top of.
Robinson has exhibited her work in the US and abroad, most recently at Moisture Gallery in Gainesville, the SVA Flatiron Gallery Space in New York and the China Academy of Art in Zhejiang, China. Robinson’s work has been written about in VICE, Queen Mobs Teahouse, Kolaj Magazine, and Sarah Lawrence College’s Lumina Journal to name a few. Robinson is currently living in Brooklyn and pursuing her MFA in Fine Art at the School of Visual Arts.