My Father, Robert Brockman works on canvas and inventions
Curated by Mary Brockman
Hapuna Beach, Big Island, Hawaii
On View: March 7th - 11th 1pm-8pm
Closing Reception: Thursday, March 11th 6pm-11pm
My Father, Robert Brockman is curated to tell the tale of the multi-faceted and unique collection of ideas from all one man, my father. His work is a combination of paintings on canvas of the world that surrounds him to the inventions for the improvement of everyday life. A true Renaissance man, whose full spectrum of work will be combined for the first time in his first solo show in NY.
Robert Brockman- Born in 1945 to grape farmers in the small farming town of Delano, California. Brockman began painting at a young age, entering local art contests and winning awards. By 18 he had won 1st place in the Kern County Fair art contest, leading him to become the director of the Delano Art Association. Brockman was soon asked to be the director of the Cunningham Art Gallery in Bakersfield, CA, at which time family and children lead him to take a different direction in life. Art became a sideline to designing various inventions, including the first domestically used irrigation system, golf spikes, disposable gas masks, mail shield opening systems and most recently a line of all-natural bug repellent. Brockman has continued painting throughout his life, from his heart and the landscapes that surround him.
Mary Brockman, Co-owner of Kill Devil Hill. Recently co-organized the exhibition and sale of The Menus of Chanterelle (2010), a retrospective of thirty years of contemporary art designed exclusively for the menus of the pioneering downtown restaurant, Chanterelle. Kill Devil Hill, named best new antique shop of 2009 by the Village Voice, is spending February and March hosting a variety of pop-up shops and revolving art shows only to return with a bang April 1st.
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