Liliana Bloch GalleryThe Beautiful People

The Gallery is proud to honor three women artists of the African diaspora discussing themes of beauty, race, and queerness. We are proud to introduce the work of Brooklyn based Dana Robinson to the Dallas Art Fair and Culture Place audience. 

About Dana Robinson:

Dana Robinson's paintings address black female identity, black love, and Blackness. Her visual language uses 70’s Ebony magazines as source material. Selecting stylized advertisements that highlight the idea of upward mobility and a growing black middle class the artist employs a language of humor and relaxation; the work puts viewers at ease with its accessibility. Her artwork opens up complex spaces of laughter and irony while retaining an empathetic quality. The familiarity of the work creates a homelike and inviting environment, communicating to viewers regardless of background that they are welcomed here: we are your friends and we understand you. 

As Robinson rearranges these images into an airy, atomized spread of abstract and dispersed parts, she strips them of their original power to promote the consumption of the products. She hacks the tools given to us to achieve personal fulfillment and aims to use new tools to envision and map a future that preserves and honors black life. 

Robinson has exhibited her work in the US and abroad, most recently online with Medium Tings, Stay at Home Gallery, and Selena’s Mountain, Mexico City with Beverly’s at Material Art Fair, Miami at Untitled, and ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee” Robinson has exhibited her work in the US and abroad, most recently online with Medium Tings, Stay at Home Gallery, and Selena’s Mountain, Mexico City with Beverly’s at Material Art Fair, Miami at Untitled, and ‘My Country ‘Tis of Thee” at HERE Art Center in New York. Her work has been written about in NY Mag’s Vulture, VICE, Ain’t Bad, Queen Mobs Teahouse, Kolaj Magazine, and Sarah Lawrence College’s Lumina Journal to name a few. Robinson graduated from the School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Fine Art and is currently living and working in Brooklyn, and participating in the Elizabeth Murray Artist Residency, through Collar Works.

Liliana Bloch Gallery represents national and international artist working in all media.