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Artists of Robbin Gallery

The artists of the Robbin Gallery are listed alphabetically below.  
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Entries in Photography (7)


Benson, Karen



Bjorkquist, David


My primary art activity is black and white photography (silver gelatin) using a medium format, 35mm, and pinhole cameras.  I carry on the complete photo process: exposing and developing film, enlarging and printing photographs, matting and framing.  The camera and darkroom work are of equal interest to me.  In addition to exhibiting at the Robbin Gallery, I have shown photographs at Gallery 96 in Shoreview, Elk River "Arts in Harmony" and the Minnesota State Fair.


Boyle, Molly


My interest in photography started in 2009.  I like digital photography because I can delete my mistakes and edit the good shots easily using a computer.  My favorite subjects are people because I like how interesting and diverse people are.


Bulger, Patrick


Aerial photography


Bundy, Nancy Stalnaker

Nancy Stalnaker Bundy (formerly Norwood) is a Minneapolis-based artist, photographer and teacher.  Her photographs and video art work have been exhibited nationally for which she has received numerous grants and awards.  For over 25 years she contributed to the field of media arts education through her teaching, curriculum, conference, and committee work.  She holds an MFA from State University of New York and a BFA from the Memphis College of Art.


Loy-Swanson, Jean

Photography, Jewelry, Sculpture, Drawing

I started out as a jeweler and sculptor, then drawing and photography.  Since 2005 I worked with my photographs on the computer using the Media for Collaging and Painting Photos.  As many as eight photos can make up a final image.  The images are printed digitally on a variety of Archival papaers using archival inks.


Neimi, John C.


Intimate Pixels - The use of abstraction enables me to engage color, texture and shape to create a pixelated form.  Hidden in most digital images, I use the pixel to tell the story.  Its presence is essential to define the visual field - transition from one color to another, the shape and movement within the image. The pixel informs the viewer and at the same time hides the within the image.  It is a result of thousands of on/off computer contortions.

I was in a show, Color Clarity, at the ArtReach gallery in Stillwater for the month of March 2018 and several pieces are in a juried show, Biomimicry, in St. Charles, IL in May.

In a visual and digital world I am challenged to paint with the computer.

PRESS RELEASE: Provided by Robbin Gallery 4/20/2007

I am an “emerging, artist” somewhat recently returned to my life-long interest in the creative process. I began dabbling in computer generated art in 2009 and upon retirement in 2011 have since undertaken more serious study. I studied visual communications and photography at the Institute of Design in Chicago. The advent of digital cameras and computer editing enabled me to combine both original disciplines. In a visually driven, digital world it made sense to “paint with a mouse”.

I would describe my work as abstract spaces and places. Using the pixel, most often hidden in a digital image, I engage the flow of one color to the next, develop texture, and with the juxtaposition of positive and negative space  to create a visually stimulating experience.

Whether horizons or landscapes, interpreted by the human eye and driven by memory or imagination, you can get lost in the image. Is it a monolith, a sacred place, dangerous or inviting place? What’s over the horizon? If you scraped away the buildings, roads and other manmade objects is the land energizing or foreboding? Have I been there before or do I want to be there?

Colors, shapes, distortion or clarity will mean different things. The graphic remains constant, the engagement is a unique experience. I invite the viewer to explore these spaces and places with me.

When I started experimenting in 2009, an image began as a drawing generated in Windows Paint – as simple a graphic tool as possible. The image was then often transferred to a digital edition program and further manipulated. Over the past 4-5 years, I started using digital photographs. Ignoring the actual picture and looking at it as if a color pallet. I manipulate the pixels, stretching and reshaping them beyond recognition. The result is an image from my series – Horizons or Landscapes.

Some day we may have to tell stories of butterflies, bees and fireflies to our children and grandchildren. How does one explain the wonder of a butterfly fluttering in the breeze, flitting from flower to flower. My Butterflies attempt to capture this experience – the shape, texture and movement without the textbook description.

While maintaining the basic form my butterflies may reflect the influence of Paul Klee’s child-like spaces, the amusement of an Alexander Calder or the vivid O’Keefe pallet. The fanciful insects are there to delight the senses. I additionally, assign each a unique scientific name to reflect its true nature.