Robby Herbst

About the Installation

Site Location: Mt. Ashland
Title: After EF!

After EF! is a near human sized wooden sculpture that frames a view of nature. The frame contains the phrase “visualize industrial collapse”, a slogan used by the environmental group Earth First! The artwork invites you to gaze through it and ponder your relationship to civilization.

About the Artist

Robby Herbst is an inter-disciplinary artist. His work explores ways language informs social and political movements. His art takes the form of; drawing, publication, organizing, group-work, and object making. He instigates the geographically sited critical-landscape projects of the Llano Del Rio Collective. In 2016 he completed the public project New New Games, a series of events in California’s Bay Area, supported by Southern Exposure and Headlands Center For The Arts. It explored contemporary forms of worker subjectivities through historic and contemporary forms of play. A concurrent exhibition of drawings was held at Commonwealth & Council gallery. In 2015 he co-organized Chats About Change; encounters addressing social change and social practice in Los Angeles supported by LACE and CalState LA. He’s a co-founder of the Journal of Aesthetics & Protest. He’s been awarded a Mike Kelly Foundation grant, a Warhol Arts Writer’s Grant, the Graue Award, funds form Danish Arts Council, the Durfee foundation, and Rema Hort Mann. He’s been an artist in residence at the Headlands, Villa Montalvo, ACRE, and Provisions Library. A graduate of CalArts (MFA 1999), he’s taught at CalState Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, Goddard College, and Otis College of Art.

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