Aglow: Aurora Robson
May - August, 2019
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA
This new exhibition presented the suspended and illuminated plastic works of renowned environmental artist Aurora Robson. A multimedia artist known primarily for her work intercepting the waste stream, Robson transforms plastic debris into mesmerizing, bold sculptures that disguise and transcend their material. While drawing attention to the global challenge of single-use waste, Robson values plastic as an art material for its durability and pliability. Robson seeks to imbue these often overlooked materials with care and intention, encouraging a viewer to consider their own relationship with waste and the waterways where it so often is discarded. Viewers were able to wander through the gallery and continue outside, where Robson’s illuminated sculptures were installed around the Visitor Center.