Closing: tamarind by Adee Roberson

Friday, July 12, 7–11pm
Presented by Adee Roberson & WCCW
Max 100 participants

Join us for the final showing of tamarind by Adee Roberson!

This body of work is focused on visual representations of landscape, emotion, and memory as they concern the diasporic movements of black people. Through abstract paintings, soft sculptures, and video, summer artist in residence Adee Roberson offer a refracted timeline of black movement. Here, the forced migration of black people via the Trans Atlantic Slave Trade, and the subsequent movements of black peoples in the Caribbean, North America, and Western Africa are collapsed, expanded, and offered as a type of energetic visual field.

Speaking about the work, Roberson says: “I will develop work that explores movement and migration as channeled through my experience of being second generation Jamaican living in the U.S. My grandmother moved from Kingston, Jamaica in 1961 to New York, then to Florida where I was born. I grew up having a connection to Jamaica through stories, photos, food, music and holiday time with extended family. This in-between space is something I would want to explore during my residency, as a part of a larger body of work that I have been creating around the profundity of black movement and the un/making of home.  Using sound, color, sculpture, and family archives, I will piece together my specific story of home and migration. The objects and visuals created would then become a part of my family legacy and archive.”

Adee Roberson was born in West Palm Beach, Florida in 1981. Her work weaves sonic and familial archives, with landscape,  technicolor, rhythm, form, and spirit. She has exhibited and performed at numerous venues including, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Antenna Gallery, Project Row Houses, Charlie James Gallery, Contemporary Art Center New Orleans, MOCA Los Angeles, and Art Gallery of Windsor, Ontario. She is based Los Angeles, California. @adeeroberson

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact [email protected] at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

This event is part of our Summer artist in residence programming. Read more about the artist in residence and view all related programming here.