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Nobody’s Darling: Women and Representation

Nobody’s Darling: Women and Representation
May 2 - August 11
The Christian-Green Gallery
Guest Curator, Jessi DiTillio

Nobody’s Darling features the work of Austin-based artist Deborah Roberts. Roberts has been engaging issues of beauty, race, and women’s bodies for the past twenty years. Using collage, drawing, and printmaking, Roberts’s figurative work explores the construction of Black female identity through found and remixed materials. “In a moment when images have extraordinary political power,” says DiTillio, “Deborah Roberts’s work helps us to think through the complex matrix of images that contribute to race and gender identity.” Roberts has shown her work nationally and internationally and is represented in the collections of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies.

Askance Reply brings together the work of artists of color engaged in diverse modes of feminist image-making. The selection includes prominent African American and Caribbean artists, including Camille Billops, Elizabeth Catlett, Barbara Chase-Riboud, Andrea Chung, Keith Morrison, Howardena Pindell, Robert Pruitt, Faith Ringgold, Clarissa Sligh, and Deborah Willis. Says DiTillio, “These images of women collectively investigate the challenges and opportunities of intersectional representation—thinking through the overlapping factors of gender, race, class, and sexuality.”

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