Leslie Robison’s work investigates the language, symbols, and actions that define power in various relationships and within such institutions as art, politics, and academia. She uses historically gendered processes, such as woodworking and knitting, and comparatively gendered materials, such as cement and yarn. Working with these crafts becomes a performance of sorts, and the work produced becomes the subject of future performances that reveal the absurdity of our current moment in history and its ties to an ongoing struggle against the powerful.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Leslie Robison is a Professor of Art at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida, and holds an MFA from the University of Florida. Her studio practice uses a variety of media from drawing to performance to examine and challenge institutional power structures. Recent solo exhibitions have included A Soft Insurrection, at the DSA Project Space in Dayton, Ohio and The Language of Endowment at 621 Gallery in Tallahassee, Florida. Robison’s work has been included in numerous national and international group exhibitions including recent exhibitions at the Center for Contemporary Political Art in Washington, D.C. and ARC Gallery in Chicago, Illinois. Robison’s work is included in multiple collections including Temple University and the Bavarian State Library.
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