By pure luck, I came across an Instagram post about artist Robin Winters’ latest project, the Key Club. Winters has lived and worked in the same Soho loft since the early 1970’s and has produced a large body of work over the course of his career. Much of his conceptual art is collaborative and in this current incarnation he is opening his home to show emerging artists. It’s called the Key Club because Winters gives each artist the key to his loft and they are free to do whatever they please in the living room. We were fortunate to see the closing of his first exhibition, an immersive installation by Dakin Platt which included a large-scale mural, ceramic and steel-cut paintings.
It was fascinating to hear Winters talk about the history of his space and his plans to collaborate with and support emerging artists with this new project. Dakin’s immersive mural, ceramics and steel-cut paintings speak for themselves, but it was great to have him walk us through his process. Though he works in multiple media at once, the underlying themes are constant: the tension between the built environment and the natural world and the impulse to try and articulate feeling through image. This won’t be the last visit to the Key Club and I can’t wait to see who Winters’ shows next!