Eric Firestone Gallery June 21 – 30, 2014
Opening: June 21st | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
East Hampton, NY: Eric Firestone Gallery is pleased to announce #highfunctioningADD, the first US solo gallery exhibition of the artist Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson, co-hosted by the artist’s good friend, designer Lisa Perry, Carlos Souza and designer (Mrs. Donald Robertson) Kim Gieske. The exhibition will feature Robertson’s fabulously scattered internal mood board and non-stop flow of paintings, collages, sculptures and #impossiblecollaborations.
Robertson maintains nonstop motion by producing artworks of the moment. His family and his interactions with social media stars are his inspiration. Both open his eyes to new worlds. Five children and his wife constantly engage his imagination. Along with witnessing his children’s first plays with life’s nuances, Robertson collects, catalogues and reacts to images on Instagram.
Robertson mediates on a still point between family and technology. One of a kind and candid images merge with Roberston’s design acumen to capture in an instant the essence of whatever the subject matter is with whimsical moments. His stream of consciousness pervades through mediums such as gaffer tape drawings, acrylic brushstrokes, or found object collages.
Robertson’s artwork displays immense and artistic energy developed by devoting his whole career to the creative industry and recently rejoining Estée Lauder, exclusively working with Bobbi Brown and Aerin Lauder. You may have first heard about him for being one of the three founders of MAC Cosmetics, originally based in Toronto, Canada, where he helped launch VivaGlam and raised $260 million globally for the fight against AIDS. Next trading in beauty for fashion, Robertson launched American Marie Claire before redesigning American Glamour with Conde Nast and Hearst.