Wishful Thinking
Shrines, reliquaries, glass and ceramic sculpture
by Andrew Cornell Robinson

Join me for an exhibition of new ceramic and glass sculpture at Saint Joseph's University Gallery. 

The gallery is located in Merion Hall on the James J. Maguire Campus at 355 North Latches Lane in Merion Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A campus map may be viewed online at www.sju.edu/map.
Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. The exhibition runs through Feb. 8, 2018, a reception and an artist talk will be held that day at 11:30 a.m. in the gallery. 
Press Release and for more information, call 610-660-1845 or visit the gallery website at www.sju.edu/gallery.

Saint Joseph's University Gallery
355 North Latches Lane in Merion Station, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hours Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m
Exhibition on view 18 December 2017 through 8 February 2018
Reception and an artist talk 8 February 2018, 11:30 a.m.

Reliquary I, Porcelain, printed underglaze, oribe cone 10 glaze, vermillion oil, wood, enamel and wax, 2017.

Revisionist History Inspires Sculpture at SJU Gallery

History can sometimes be like a game of telephone. As stories are passed from generation to generation, details and meanings can shift, sometimes due to faulty memory and sometimes in an intentional obfuscation.

This interplay between narrative and symbols is at the heart of “Wishful Thinking,” a new series of mixed media sculptures by Andrew Cornell Robinson. The exhibit will be on display at the Saint Joseph’s University Gallery through Thursday, Feb. 8. A reception and an artist talk will be held that day at 11:30 a.m.

Robinson’s work in the collection is inspired by secular shrines and reliquaries, or vessels used to store holy relics. By intentionally reinterpreting and abstracting the intended meaning of the vessels, Robinson forces viewers to think about the way that historical narratives are constructed. He also draws inspiration from coded languages and the way people use specialized words and phrasing to identify themselves in a group. 

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