About the Book
Jenny Robinson's monotypes concentrating on scenes taken from urban environments in major cities including London, New York and San Francisco. Her main subject matter includes monumental and landmark structures, such as bridges and large buildings. This book features many of her iconic images, featured in an exhibition at Warnock Fine Arts.
Her work depicts the beauty and grace inherent in these buildings and structures, which are often neglected and allowed to deteriorate, or alternatively are overlooked as being part of the more mundane aspects of city architecture.
The viewers’ attention is drawn to these structures, which are often left to decay before being pulled down to make way for more condos or office space, for example the many old cinemas in San Francisco. The viewer is forced to reconsider these structures that they often take for granted, as a reminder of what is so close to being lost forever in the push for blandness and modernity.
My involvement with the art world began 25 years ago when I was introduced to the printmaking process and developed a passion for collecting and teaching others about the medium. This eventually led to volunteer work at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, followed by six years on the Board of Directors of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council. I began working as a private art dealer in 1999, doing business as Warnock Fine Arts. I opened a public gallery dedicated explicitly to printmaking in San Francisco in April 2005 in the Castro neighborhood, before moving to my current location in downtown San Francisco. Through my travels in Europe I continue to discover new artists, bringing back works by award-winning printmakers seldom seen in the United States. My goal is to seek out contemporary printmakers who have developed their own authentic voice, while mastering the same printmaking skills that have endured five centuries through . masters from Albrecht Durer to Picasso.