Exhibition Dates: March 9 to April 27, 2012
Honfleur Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibit of mixed media artist, Amber Robles-Gordon, opening on March 9th. With Every Fiber of My Being, Robles-Gordon’s will showcase textile assemblages on canvas, found objects and other sculpture forms.
In recent years Amber has shown at Pleasant Plains Workshop, Parish Gallery and Options 2011 Biennial Showcase with Washington Project on the Arts. “I’ve watched Amber’s career grow these last few years and realized in the fall, it was time for a solo exhibit of her work here in Anacostia. We worked together a few years ago on a pop up space and since than have kept her projects on my radar,” said Beth Ferraro, Honfleur’s Creative Director. “This summer will be our Sixth Annual East of the River Exhibit, but Amber’s solo exhibit is a step in the right direction for local talents and Honfleur Gallery.” Robles-Gordon was also selected for a DC Creates Public Art grant for the Deanwood Recreation Center, from DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 2010-2011.
The new works included in With Every Fiber of My Being will highlight the intrinsically personal themes Robles-Gordon explores in her art through its incorporation of re-purposed second-hand materials such as clothing and accessories. The artist draws connections between her use of personal found items; the idea that varied elements come together to make one individual in work that is marked by her bold use of color and rhythmic melding of disparate objects.
Robles-Gordon earned a MFA from Howard University in May 2011, and has lived and made art in Southeast DC for the past 13 years.
Honfleur Gallery is a contemporary art space located in Historic Anacostia that focuses on exhibitions from the USA and abroad. It is a project of the ARCH Development Corporation, whose mission is to act as a catalyst for local cultural and economic revitalization. Honfleur Gallery opened in 2007 and is located at 1241 Good Hope Road SE, Washington DC 20020. More details: www.honfleurgallery.com