On this episode of Contemporary Black Canvas, we had the pleasure of interviewing the mixed media visual artist, Amber Robles-Gordon. She primarily works and is known for her use of found objects and textile to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures and installations. Her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience.
This exhibition, curated by Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, engages with a legacy of black art spanning over 50 years through nine exciting contemporary visionaries. This collective body of work reflects on the black experience as artists and as Americans. Artists Holly Bass, Allana Clarke, Wesley Clark, Billy Colbert, Larry Cook, Jamea Richmond Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon, Stanley Squirewell and Stephanie Williams create their work using a variety of media, style and technique.
In many cultures, the talking stick is a symbol of democracy, a sacred object that ensures all voices will be heard. Join artist and Anacostia resident Amber Robles-Gordon in a hands-on creative workshop. Using Robles-Gordon's signature multi-colored textile strips, participants will fashion unique talking sticks that represent a personal memory or pressing issue on the theme of “home.” A guided conversation will provide participants an opportunity to put their talking sticks to use, sharing inspirations and reflections on what it means to call DC home in this particular moment, and the transformative act of art making. Appropriate for ages 12 and up. Refreshments will be provided
If YOU Lived Here seeks to commemorate the founding of this community, and also to reflect on how we live today. Visitors will draw parallels between the past and the present through a series of interactive, tactile, and creative activities.
The Mosaic Project: The significance of art in the lives of our youth cannot be underestimated. Yet, just when research is finally emerging that supports this, budget cuts and curricular demands are threatening the foundation of creativity in our public schools. In order to fill that gap as well as enrich the community, Pennsylvania College of Art & Design developed The Mosaic Project, a multicultural exhibition and education program for students and families in Lancaster County.
Exhibition: June 16 – August 5, 2017 Opening Reception: June 17, 2 – 5 pm Panel Discussion: July 13, 6 – 9 pm
The East of the River Exhibition returns to the Honfleur Gallery for the 11th year! This annual show continues to provide a platform for visual artist emerging from Wards 7 and 8. This year Asha Elana Casey, Sheila Crider and Amber Robles-Gordon will present their all new mixed-media works that explore spirituality, identity, and repetition.
McDaniel hosts a visiting artist lecture by mixed-media artist Amber Robles-Gordon. Known for her use of found objects and textile to create assemblages, large-scale sculptures and installations, her work is representational of her experiences and the paradoxes within the female experience.
St. Joseph's Council for the Arts presents LESSONS LEARNED
a group exhibition curated by Che Baraka featuring the works of Jennifer Crute, David Redmoon Darkeem, Amber Robles-Gordon, Linda Hiwot, Musa Hixson, YK Hong, Karl McIntosh, Charlotte Mouquin, Vivian Ara Ruequeros, Emmett Wigglesworth
Contemporary Black Artist Movements: Artists Jamea Richmond-Edwards and Amber Robles-Gordon, Co-Founders of Delusions of Grandeur artist collective will speak of the relevancy, evolution and power of artist collectives and artistic movements. Richmond-Edwards and Robles-Gordon, parlayed a series of conversations about personal experiences in the art world, the cultural influence and legacy of Howard University, and the examination of artist group and movements such as Spiral, Black Artists of DC, Africobfra and the Black Arts Movement to build a contemporary art cannon.
The exhibition presented at Galerie Myrtis, Lest We Forget examines pivotal moments and figures in US history, as well as the everyday occurrences and unknown individuals that have impacted, to various degrees, the African American experience here, and by extension, throughout the world.
Featured Artists Larry Cook, Wesley Clark, Shaunte Gates, Delita Martin, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gordon and Stan Squirewell
We’re interested in elevating our conversations about art. We feel that group studios and areas of artist density provide fertile ground for interaction, conversation, growth and development. While this is an important part of our daily interaction as artists, we also feel that Curators, Critics, Gallarists, Collectors, Art Writers, and other Arts Professionals bring an amazing amount of insight for an Artist. With the our first two sessions of The Critique having received a great amount of interest and positive feedback, we’re going to keep it up!
Join us for the opening of AAMP's latest special exhibition i found god in myself: the 40th anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls. This two-gallery art exhibit celebrates the 40th anniversary of the choreopoem, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, and is curated by Souleo.
Through 20 commissioned artworks by artists including Renee Cox (in collaboration with Rafia Santana), Kimberly Mayhorn, Dianne Smith, Margaret Rose Vendryes and Danny Simmons the exhibition is a tribute to the Broadway play. Each work honors the individual poems and underscores their enduring significance in highlighting issues impacting the lives of women of color.
PR ART NEWS -The Puerto Rican artists Adrian ‘Viajero’ Román and Amber Robles-Gordon are among the 20 artists whose works were selected for the group show “ i found god in myself: the 40 anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s for colored girls” is a two gallery art exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of the choreopoem/play for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, curated by Souleo Wright at The African American Museum in Philadelphia.
The exhibition presented at Galerie Myrtis, Lest We Forget examines pivotal moments and figures in U.S. history, as well as the everyday occurrences and unknown individuals that have impacted, to various degrees, the African American experience here, and by extension, throughout the world.
In the Alper Initiative space, Washington artists respond to the graphics of Black Panther artist Emory Douglas with sculpture, paintings, photography and multi-media installations. The exhibition features Emory Douglas and Howard University colleagues and members of the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists (“AFRICOBRA”): Jeff Donaldson, Akili Ron Anderson, James Phillips, Jay Jarrell and Wadsworth Jarrell. Collectively, they create a powerful lens to the socio-political landscape of the late 1960s and 70s that helps to visualize the 1967 Black Panther Party 10-point platform addressing issues of freedom, employment, economic exploitation, affordable housing, education, war, police brutality, prison, due process, and access. The exhibition also includes artists examining these same issues 50 years later within a contemporary context, including: Holly Bass, Wesley Clark, Jay Coleman, Larry Cook, Tim Davis, Jamea Richmond Edwards, Shaunte Gates, Jennifer Gray, Amber Robles Gordon, Njena Jarvis, Simmie Knox, Graham Patrick, Beverly Price, Sheldon Scott, Stan Squirewell and Hank Willis Thomas.
Quilts and Social Fabric: Heritage and Improvisation
July 16, 2016 - January 16, 2017 PAST EXHIBITION
This exhibition uses the work of one of the most renowned artistic quilt makers, Faith Ringgold, as an entry point to look backward at traditional African American quilts and forward to decorative and artistic quilts, and the work of painters and mixed media artists who improvise upon the form.
We will be talking about questions that were posed by curator, Claudia Rousseau's essay. We were interested in how an artist's use of pattern might reveal something about his/her sense of identity, express cultural traditions, ethnic or racial origins, and family ties. Might it be used to express an opinion on political or scientific ideas, or a concern for the environment and its current problems? How can pattern communicate emotion and express meaning? Does it invite intimacy or does it tend to hold the viewer at a distance? Is it feminist, or connote feminism, or is it universal? Where does it fit in modern art history?
Few cities are undergoing a period of gentrification as lengthy as D.C.’s, and perhaps none are gentrifying as quickly. The individual stories of displacement, as well as the larger narrative arc that shows how class and racial lines overlap to push out poorer minority communities, have particular poignancy in D.C., one of the first cities in the U.S. with a black majority. Against this backdrop, the local African-American artist collective Delusions of Grandeur created How We Lost DC, an exhibition the group calls “a visual discourse on gentrification.” The work of Wesley Clark, Larry Cook, Shaunté Gates, Jamea Richmond-Edwards, Amber Robles-Gorden, and Stan Squirewell encompasses photography, textile, paintings, mixed media, and sculpture in a show that moves between portraiture and would-be artifacts to tapestry and art made from maps of the District itself.