Current Location:
Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons -> Concourse (LIB)
Location Notes:
LIB; Concourse, behind Dewitt Exhibition Space, across-right from Info Tech 010

Pablo Diablo

Artwork
Identifier:
2012.17.24
Artist:
Reb Roberts
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Acrylic on Paper
Date:
2011
Description:
Vertical abstract; "drip method" utilized, with large field of yellow, red/pink-purple "X" near LL.
Historical Context:
Reb Roberts is a local Grand Rapids artist who has made great strides in promoting local art in the Eastown district of Grand Rapids. He and his wife Carmel Loftis opened the Sanctuary Folk Art gallery in 1999, which works closely with Heartside Ministries to nurture the creative instincts and artistic expression of low-income and homeless people. On his work he says, "Art can be a part of a sustainable urban environment... With some true collaboration, neighborhoods and artists can work to incorporate original ideas into an art filled city...art is the next truly urban frontier."