Adee Roberson is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is a meditation on symbolism and texture. Synthesizing performance and installation, her work melds vibration and technicolor visions through paintings, video, and melodic compositions. These works offer a refracted timeline of black diasporic movement, weaving sonic and familial archives, with landscape, rhythm, and spirit. They have exhibited and performed at numerous venues including, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Antenna Gallery, Project Row Houses, Palm Springs Art Museum, Human Resources, UTA Artist Space, NADA Miami, Charlie James Gallery, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, MOCA Los Angeles, and Art Gallery of Ontario. Adee has also been an Artist-In-Residence at Echo Park Film Center, Treehouse Lagos, and ACRE. She is a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Cutting Edge Grant and the 2021 Los Angeles Artadia Award. She is based in Los Angeles, California.
Image: Adee Roberson, Never Run Away (Black Harmony), 2023, Digital print on vinyl with applied acrylic. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Toni Hafkenscheid.
PUBLIC ART: Billboard on Shaw by Adee RobersonOctober 13, 2023 - November 25, 2023
Artist Adee Roberson‘s billboard Transport Connection (Sister Nancy) is on view at 180 Shaw Street through October to November, 2023, as part of the exhibition this bridge between starshine and clay featuring works by artists Renee Gladman, Adee Roberson, and Rashid Zakat, and curated by Safia Siad. The exhibition explores and illuminates sonic innovations and architectures that create and hold space for Black aliveness.Find out more
EXHIBITION: this bridge between starshine and clayOctober 14, 2023 - November 25, 2023
Critical Distance is pleased to present this bridge between starshine and clay, an exhibition that explores and illuminates sonic innovations and architectures that create and hold space for Black aliveness. Using Lucille Clifton’s won’t you celebrate with me as a poetic entry point, this collection of work across mediums weaves through themes of geography, movement, rhythm, (un)knowing, vibration, and sound. Bringing together new works by artists Renee Gladman, Adee Roberson, and Rashid Zakat, the concept of musical bridge becomes literal, creating portals and possibilities.Find out more