February 21 — March 21, 2009
Twenty Hong Kong Dollars
Known for his examination of the mythic West, sweeping stark landscapes and iconic highway imagery, Robertson provides a more diverse set of mediums and literal context in this show than in past exhibitions. Influenced by the romance of a Kerouac-like affinity for the road, and a sense of displacement and idyllic sovereignty, he supports his vision with a review of prevailing themes: the promise of paradise, and the passage there.
The way, a video piece and noticeable departure from the format of past exhibitions, delivers the most literal and documentary arrangement of content concerning the journey. The piece features a 30-hour, real-time video recording of the entire drive from Robertson’s home in Celina, Texas to the Pacific coast in Los Angeles.