06feballdayRobin Bright & Tom Driscoll: A Dual RetrospectiveEXHIBITION(All Day)
February 6 (Saturday) - July 24 (Sunday)
Oceanside Museum Of Art
704 Pier View Way
In an array of eclectic materials and techniques, this dual retrospective presents an exploration through the artistic careers of Robin Bright and Tom Driscoll, two widely acclaimed and collected San
In an array of eclectic materials and techniques, this dual retrospective presents an exploration through the artistic careers of Robin Bright and Tom Driscoll, two widely acclaimed and collected San Diego artists. Bright’s sensitivity to materials in his carefully constructed drawings and sculptural forms of foam, resin, metal, wood, and paint lead to a collection of delicate but structured, almost architectural artifacts. Although distinctly contemporary, the items become relics, echoing the aged textures of handicrafts long discarded and lost. Driscoll forms a different type of contradictory aesthetic. While his creations are equally dependent on exacting craftsmanship, they deliberately take on the form of discarded materials, having been carved, casted, and carefully molded based on items such as fuel tanks, anchor chains, packing cases, and other remnants of instruments that are often left unwanted. His sculptures remind us that detritus and refuse are often worth reevaluation. These artists bring together a body of work distinctly modern, but touched by time, nostalgia, and curiosity. Playful and idiosyncratic, the juxtaposition of these artists is a visual puzzle.