A native of Gainesville, Florida and graduate of Yale School of Art’s MFA program, Kenya (Robinson) remixes narratives of power as it relates to race, class, and marginalization. Her stylized book covers interweave descriptions of suspense and mystery plots, images of pop culture luminaries, and fictive reviews from revered intellectuals. Jesus Be A Lacefront imagines a duo of Black hairstylists who cultivate a successful weave enterprise by scalping rich white men. Her collages permeate through social boundaries with references to popular culture, academia, the art world, and the social lives of the Black working class.
Girl-ByeOctober 2-31, 2014
Curated by Rashaad Newsome