Robin Bernat's past video works have explored longing, solitude, and romantic
notions of love and beauty. In the museum debut of her new work, American
Pastoral, Bernat combines romanticized images of the American landscape
of the South with indigenous American folk and gospel music. In this work
she examined romantic and spiritual longing, faith, desire, and grace. The
search for transcendence through a deep connection to the land and its music
underlined Bernat's installation. Bernat lives and works in Atlanta, GA.
She has exhibited her work at Solomon Projects, GA; in the 2000 Whitney
Biennial, NY; and in other venues in the American southeast. Robin Bernat
was an artist in residence.