Amber Robles-Gordon’s (MFA 2011) new work is featured in a solo-exhibition, Successions: Traversing US Colonialism, on view at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Successions is an abstracted exploration of personhood of the historical underpinnings of US Colonialism, the intersections of language, culture, institutional racism, anti-blackness, and their immeasurable impact within the US territories.
Successions includes 4, 20 x 26 in. archival prints, 6, 18 x 24 in. mixed media collages, and 6, 90 x 104 in., painted, collaged and assemblaged, double-sided, quilts created in 2020 and 2021 between San Juan, Puerto Rico (Robles-Gordon’s birthplace) and Washington, DC (where she currently lives). The exhibition is on view from August 28–December 12, 2021. The museum is open to the public Friday - Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. Reservations are not required but visit the museum’s website for COVID guidelines.