Josie Love Roebuck: Embracing One’s Wholeness
DateJune 14 - Aug 18, 2024
VenueWeston Art Gallery
Pamela and Lennell Myricks, Jr.
Interdisciplinary Josie Love Roebuck (Newport, KY) addresses the contemporary complexity of identifying as biracial through symbolizing pain and triumph, exclusion and acceptance. The process of sewing together portraits has allowed her canvas to become her paper and her needle to become her pen. Roebuck draws upon the past and present to convey a story of her experiences and her family’s experiences. Through Roebuck’s personal examination of traumatic memory, familial history, and an ongoing critical investigation of imposed societal boundaries and definitions regarding race, she raises the question: How can one ever be “whole” if society thrives on racial division?
Join us for the Opening Reception: Friday, June 14, 6-8 p.m.