Award-winning photographer and mixed media artist, Judy Robinson-Cox, has exhibited her photography and mixed-media pieces on Cape Ann for over fifteen years. Better known for her macro photographs of miniature figures, Judy also shows a type of photography that she calls “Mixed Media Photo Montages”. Rockport Art Association is pleased to present an exhibition of these pieces in a solo show of Judy’s work from June 26 to July 25, 2021.
Judy developed the mixed-media photographic technique because she wanted to introduce physical texture to double exposures that she was creating. Each image begins as two digital exposures that she blends into a single photograph to fully capture the essence of the subject. “I usually combine an iconic Cape Ann object (e.g. a boat, building or tree) with a close-up view of the surrounding area or location”, says Judy. “I then collage the image onto a wood substrate and add more layers, textures and other elements, creating a one-of-a-kind mixed media piece.”
When she began the series, Rocky Neck’s Paint Factory had been abandoned and was a great source of inspiration. At that time she was able to collect pieces of paint and rust that were sitting on the ground around the building and incorporate them into her artwork. The Paint Factory Door in this show includes some of her last remaining artifacts from that time.