• Rob Tarbell from All Ages to Failure to Appear

    A studio visit with Rob Tarbell exploring his latest work with Matthew McLendon, curator of Modern and Contemporary Art of the Ringling Museum of Art. Failure to Appear 1 – 7 were created by encouraging and discouraging the flow of smoke and, ultimately, capturing it on the surface of paper. By exploiting aspects of silkscreen […]

    Rob Tarbell 0 Comments December 5, 2014
  • Best of Discover 2013

    Issue 04  /  Miller Updegraff: Before the Image Fades There are several raw canvases that have been stretched by hand, drying on the lawn in the mid afternoon sun.  Several overturned, empty white gallon buckets support either side.  A makeshift assembly line that would only be possible in Southern California.  Seated outside of his converted […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments January 14, 2014
  • Rob Tarbell: Smoke Screen

    Installation Magazine: Your new body of work Smoke employs a complex, unusual and sophisticated method of taming and painting with smoke.  How did you develop this technique to achieve this unusual effect? Rob Tarbell: The smoke technique began around 2005 with a few ideas coming together to form a what if moment.  The first idea was a […]

    A. Moret 0 Comments May 4, 2013