STANFORDVILLE, N.Y. -- Stanfordville-based artist Nadine Robbins is certainly spreading her wings in 2016, with two new paintings selected for upcoming exhibition in Chicago and Barcelona this spring.
The Chicago show was by invitation, and competition was rigorous for the Barcelona exhibition, for which the winning entries were chosen by an international jury comprising world-renowned portrait artists, gallery owners and Museum curators.
Nadine Robbins' portrait "Upside Down" will be featured as part of the upcoming FREAK OUT! exhibition at Chicago's Zhou B Arts Center. The show is curated by Poets and Artists' Didi Menendez with Sergio Gomez, director of Exhibitions at the Zhou B. Art Center, and director of Art NXT Level Projects, and expresses the boldness, liberation, individuality, coming of age and decadence of the 'Disco' era of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Upside Down features the same model as Robbins' recent portrait Lady Marmalade, which was the painting originally destined for Chicago before being purchased by a private collector at the artist's Hallandale winter solo show.
Both portraits were inspired by Robbins' favorite television show of the era - Soul Train. Works include visual arts in various mediums and styles including poetry, video, sculpture, and performance. The exhibition will take place in the 10,000 square foot second floor gallery of the Zhou B Art Center.
Robbins' "Sativa Sunrise" was selected to be part of Spain's Third Annual ModPortrait competition. Mod Portrait is an international juried portrait painting contest, organized by Artelibre Gallery in collaboration with Spain's MEAM Museum, and the Arts and Artists Foundation. Jurors included painter Richard Estes - one of the greatest exponents of American realism of the 70s, painter and professor Zhaoming Wu - University of Fine Arts, San Francisco, and José Manuel Infiesta - Director of MEAM.