Monday, January 11, 2021

Immerse Yourself in the Vibrant Bricolage of Aminah Robinson

by Sarah Rose Sharp
Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, "Poindexter Village Ragmud Collection" (1987), fabric book with found objects, 13 x 9.5 x 2.5 inches (image courtesy Columbus Museum of Art, Estate of the Artist)
COLUMBUS, OH — Though Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson was from Columbus, Ohio, and spent the balance of her prodigious seven-decade art career there, a conscious connection to the lineage of West African art-making and African-American history seems to emanate from every surface of Raggin’ On: The Art of Aminah Robinson’s House and Journals. The retrospective of her work at the Columbus Museum of Art is based on the 2015 bequeathal of the majority of her estate (including one dog, who was re-homed) to the museum, and reconstructs not only the history and finished works of this hometown hero and 2004 MacArthur Genius Grant recipient, but presents her art as it surrounded her in life. [More]