COLLAGE ON VIEW
Deborah Roberts: I’m
at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville, Florida, USA
16 September-4 December 2022
In “Deborah Roberts: I’m”, artist Deborah Roberts critiques notions of beauty, the body, race, and identity in contemporary society through the lens of Black children. Her mixed media works combine found images, sourced from the internet, with hand-painted details in striking figural compositions that invite viewers to look closely. Her focus on Black children investigates how societal pressures, projected images of beauty or masculinity and the violence of American racism conditions their experiences growing up in this country as well as how others perceive them.
Roberts is a nationally acclaimed artist whose work in the past decade has gained significant recognition in the art world. She counts among her collectors celebrities such as Jay Z and Beyoncé, as well as dignitaries including the Obamas. “Deborah Roberts: I’m” has toured across the United States since January 2021, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens is its final stop, Jacksonville being the only East Coast stop on the tour.
(text adapted from the museum’s press materials)
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204 USA