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01 Fashion Fair, Another Fine Product from Ebony, August 2018, 16 x 20 inches, Acrylic on wooden board.jpg


Ebony Reprinted
Dana Robinson
June 1st - 29th, 2019

Co-Lab Projects @ Springdale General
1023 Springdale Road, Suite 1B, Austin, TX 78721
Open Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 12-6pm

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 1st, 7-11pm
Collage workshop with Dana Robinson: Sunday, June 2nd, 2-4pm, RSVP (attendance limited)

”My monoprints present the healing possibilities of abstraction. Using images that circulated in printed advertisements I remove traces of exploitative white dominated capitalist visual language allow the individuals in these images to regain their agency in the world. As the images are translated into paint, and that paint is intently smeared, pressed, and textured, the human beings at the center of these manipulative images become at once more abstract and exponentially more present.

The creation of the monoprints toes the line between careless fun and deep consideration. By reproducing the vintage Ebony magazine ads and editorial images in this way, I am constantly making rules just to break them in the next print. The visual results and the feelings they invoke are unpredictable and there is no reliable formula for their creation. As I oscillate between casual experimentation, and wanting strict control over this unruly process, I ultimately discover I am not interested in finding perfection and choose to maintain a sense of curiosity about the results.” - Dana Robinson