One and Many

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 25th, 2014, 5-7:30pm

Exhibition runs through December 20th, 2014.
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
-James A. Baldwin

Deborah Roberts’ first solo exhibition at Art Palace, One and Many, contradicts and exposes uncomfortable truths, taboos and myths about Black identity and idealized beauty.  Roberts’ paintings, drawings, and collages are contextualized within Post-Black ideologies surrounding power and perception. The work presented in One and Many gives a contemporary voice to personal and political histories.

Roberts earned her MFA from Syracuse University and has exhibited at Rogue Space (New York,) MCCLA Galleries (San Francisco,) Chicago Culture Center (Chicago,) and the Community Folk Art Center (Syracuse, NY.) She recently received the Ginsberg-Klaus Award Fellowship and previously completed the Ox-Bow Residency. Roberts lives and works in Austin, TX.