“Hats Off to All People! Acrylic Paintings by Robin Coyner – NWILife

South Shore Arts is proud to present Robin Coyner’s new body of work “Hats All, Folks!” » in his first solo exhibition with South Shore Arts. Coyner is a lifelong artist and educator, having earned his BFA from Purdue University and his teaching license from Indiana Wesleyan University. He would spend fifteen years as a faculty member teaching art at Delphi Community High School. Coyner credits his teaching experiences with deepening his knowledge of the nuances of art and people.

“Hats off to all, folks!” by Robin Coyner is an unrestrained look at a unique creative mind and presents an incomparable portrayal of popular culture. The exhibition will run until November 26, 2022 in the Atrium Gallery of the Center for Visual and Performing Arts. The popular lecture series, Art in Focus, will host Robin Coyner for a gallery tour and talk about his work on Monday, October 24 at 10am. Coyner will have an artist reception on Sunday, November 13 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Not content to bend his style to connoisseurs of the fine art world, Robin Coyner’s work accelerates with all the thrills of a high-speed car chase. Both disparate and yet harmonious, Coyner’s works resemble a painted collage of all that is natural, humorous and human. His works wouldn’t look out of place next to the ever-brilliant works of Terry Gilliam or Hugh Harman, whose latest creation, “The Looney Tunes,” later inspired Coyner’s title for this exhibit. He said he never lacked creativity or inspiration. Letting his myriad ideas run wild, he will often abandon any semblance of a plan in favor of letting each piece he paints on canvas influence the next, weaving a story to captivate the viewer. This creative ebb and flow is what gives way to Coyner’s vibrant, whimsical paintings. Coyner always strives to keep his tone light and humorous, believing this allows the viewer to have a more engaging experience and also helps build a stronger rapport with the viewer.

Robin Coyner’s favorite medium and the main subject of this exhibition is acrylic paint on canvas. However, he worked with oils and inks on other projects and experimented with and implemented other forms of surfaces when creating his artworks. He never hesitated to give up his favorite medium instead of one that better suited his ideas.

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