From the beginning of his career, the inclusion of found objects and imagery in his sculptures, paintings, and drawings has been a primary element of Robert Hudson’s work. In this recent group of drawings, the sources of Hudson’s appropriated images are wide ranging, including Victorian era book pages, vintage advertisements, and old topographic maps. Alongside these elements, Hudson has placed found materials such as lace doilies, dried leaves, and, in one instance, a children’s fairytale tableau done in high relief. In each composition, Hudson masterfully combines these disparate materials with passages of bright, polychrome acrylic paint and textural patterns rendered in charcoal to form dynamic compositions that move the viewer’s eye across their surfaces.
On view will be a series of new works on paper that combine the use of collaged elements with Hudson’s trademark palette of bright colors.
Robert Hudson grew up in Richland, Washington, and received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1963.
Project: Robert Hudson Drawings
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – November 2, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 4pm – 6pm
Brian Gross Fine Art
248 Utah Street
San Francisco, CA 94103