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Passing through Logtown, Georgia

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Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson

Born in 1940, Robinson was raised in Columbus, Ohio, in the close-knit community of Poindexter Village. She received her formal art training at the Columbus Art School (now the Columbus College of Art and Design) and was awarded the prestigious MacArthur Foundation Fellows grant in 2004. Additional fellowships and grants she received include awards from the Ohio Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and a Residency Fellowship from PS 1 in Long Island City, New York. Robinson was prolific her entire life. Her diverse body of work ranges from drawings and woodcuts to complex sculptures made from natural and synthetic materials, such as twigs, carved leather, and music boxes. The artist is represented in museums and galleries, including the Columbus Museum of Art, Akron Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati. She passed away in May 2015.
Artwork Owner
Short North Alliance
Partner

Hammond Harkins

Collection
Short North Temporary Mural Series, Six in the Short North
Description:

Aminah Robinson’s Passing through Logtown, Georgia is what the artist referred to an a “rag painting,” a multi-panel work on paper that includes fabric and buttons. Fourteen figures are depicted in a format that seems to have been inspired by the classical friezes of antiquity. Themba, Robinson’s great aunt, wears... Read more

Aminah Robinson’s Passing through Logtown, Georgia is what the artist referred to an a “rag painting,” a multi-panel work on paper that includes fabric and buttons. Fourteen figures are depicted in a format that seems to have been inspired by the classical friezes of antiquity. Themba, Robinson’s great aunt, wears a mask and occupies the right half of the composition. The four figures to her right may be interpreted as representing her African past, while the figures to her left their North American counterparts. Themba came to Columbus by means of Logtown, Georgia, and, along with many other individuals of African descent, escaped to the North or arrived here via the Great Migration.

Dates

Installed: 2017

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N High St and Russell St
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Franklin County

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Vinyl

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