|Imani Shanklin Roberts, Black & Gold, Acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 16 x 16 inches.|
An Ode to Her
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 6-10pm
155 Freeman Street
From press release:
Imani Shanklin Roberts is pleased to present a one-night pop-up exhibit, An Ode to Her, a body of work that underpins the beauty, vibrancy, and infinite layers of the African-American woman.
Roberts unearths an Afrofuturism theme through portraiture which functions as a space for viewers to engage in conversation on the usage of the black female body in popular culture.
An Ode to Her creates a visual space where viewers can relish in the power, sensuality, grace, and cultural splendor of day-to-day African American women.
Imani Shanklin Roberts has a BFA/MS in Art Education from Pratt Institute. She has exhibited in various spaces in the Washington, DC area and in 2012 was named one of the “Best Up-and-Coming Artists in DC” by CBS DC. As an artist and educator, Roberts seeks to create and facilitate relevant work that encourages ideas of self-realized liberation. Her distinct aesthetic empowers her viewers to deconstruct limitations and think beyond while embracing their cultural identities.