621 Gallery Presents
The Language of Endowment by Leslie Robison
December 1 – December 22, 2017
Opening Reception Friday, December 1, 2017
Soft Opening Thursday, November 30, 2017
I am interested in breaking down the languages, symbols, and actions that define
power in various relationships, especially within the institutions of art and academia. I
use drawing in various media as a performative means of investigating these
structures and my own role within them.
Whether they be drawn, knitted, or scribbled, the lines I create confound direct
communication while trying to make sense of slippery language and the heroics of
modernist art. In this way, the work plays with both creating and transforming the
authority of texts.
Leslie Robison lives in St. Augustine, Florida where she works as an Associate Professor of Art at
Flagler College. She holds an MFA from the University of Florida and a BFA from Washington
Robison’s interdisciplinary work has been shown throughout the United States and her
drawings and videos have been included in national and international group exhibitions such
as American Dream at K Space Contemporary in Corpus Christi, Texas, Politics and Power at the
Ann Street Gallery in Newburgh, New York, Perspectives: A Fresh Look at Drawing at Hillyer Art
Space in Washington, D.C., Messing With Yarn at Textile Arts Factory in Thessaloniki, Greece,
and A State of Un-play in Bucharest, Romania. Part of the work included here was just shown in
a solo exhibition, Becoming Monumental, at TAD Gallery in Denton, Texas and is supported
through a grant from the Community Foundation for Northeast Florida.