What some might see as junk may become Tom Robinsonâ€™s next colorful canvas. The long-time Fallon resident and artisan can evoke creative expression using an item that many would discard, or with an instrument not normally used.
â€œTom Robinson: New Workâ€ is featured in the Virgil Getto Hall Art Gallery, Monday, Aug. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 4, at Western Nevada College Fallon Campus.
The collection includes Robinsonâ€™s latest abstract paintings along with several sculptures.
â€œTom uses discarded house-paint can” cans included, surplus canvas and unconventional tools to create art with a visceral impact,â€ said WNC Art Professor Gil Martin.
Martin said that Robinsonâ€™s work â€œis tough, unpretentious, uncompromising and slyly witty, like the artist himself.â€
The public is invited to view the exhibit, which kicks off the collegeâ€™s 2014-15 academic year.