An American Consciousness: Robin Holder’s Mid-Career Retrospective features sixty five prints at the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park [UMCP]. An American Consciousness will be on view from October 8 through December 11, 2009. The public opening reception will be held on October 8, 2009 from 5:00-7:00PM at the Driskell Center’s gallery, 1207 Cole Student Activities Building, UMCP.
Curated by the Center’s Deputy Director, Dorit Yaron, the exhibition features works by New York based printmaker, Robin Holder, highlighting her unique approach to uniting aesthetics with sociopolitical ideas, connecting personal and universal experiences, and reflecting on nature and spirituality. Robin Holder’s self-reflective images are a meditation on identities, women’s empowerment, and social realities, as she draws from her identity as a woman of myriad ethnic, sociopolitical, and spiritual influences. Holder’s awareness of self and American social culture yields an engaging perspective on the struggles of life and acceptance in America.