Deborah Roberts Artist Talk at The Holiday Theater
Deborah Roberts: I’m features new work by the Austin-based artist that critiques notions of beauty, the body, race, and identity in contemporary society. For this program, Deborah Roberts will be joined by Nora Burnett Abrams, MCA Denver’s Mark G. Falcone Director, for a conversation discussing the evolution of Roberts’ practice and her journey as an artist.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Artist: Deborah Roberts
Deborah Roberts is a mixed media artist whose work challenges notions of ideal beauty. Her exhibition I’m, currently on view at MCA Denver, features mixed media works on paper and canvas combining found images, sourced from the Internet, with hand-painted details in striking figural compositions. She focuses her gaze on Black children, investigating how societal pressures, projected images of beauty or heroism, and the violence of American racism condition their experiences growing up. She lives and works in Austin, Texas
Interviewer: Nora Abrams
Nora Burnett Abrams is the Mark G. Falcone Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. Prior to this role, she was the museum’s chief curator, responsible for its exhibition program and special artists’ projects. Her career began as an Exhibitions Assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and was soon followed by the Graduate Curatorial Assistant role at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU. Since arriving in Denver in 2010, she has organized over 40 exhibitions and authored or contributed to over a dozen accompanying publications.
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