Raw Materials proudly presents CAMERA READY, where Los Angeles-based artist Jean Robison explores her fascination with consumer products, advertising and everyday objects as powerful signs. The exhibition consists of watercolors on paper that have been digitized via camera or scanner, then manipulated using computer software and re-produced as digital prints.
“As most everything today is photographed, including artwork, viewers come to accept the photo as delivery system for accessing a work,” says Robison. She uses the act of photographing a painting as part of the image-making process, tweaking perspective, scale, texture, color and a whole host of expectations for works on paper. The result is a vernacular turned inside-out.
Jean Robison is a Los Angeles-based interdisciplinary multimedia artist. Her work reinterprets artifacts of mass media to explore how consciousness and perception are shaped by pre-digested imagery and information generally brought to us by movies, television and the web. She has shown at numerous venues nationally, internationally and on the web. Robison has taught at the University of Southern California, California State University, Long Beach, and Long Beach City College. She is a co-founder of an artist residency located in Oaxaca, Mexico, and she is a co-organizer of an international flat file project, currently involving artists in Dubai.