Austin-born and internationally acclaimed, Deborah Roberts
critiques notions of beauty, the body, race, and identity in contemporary society
through the lens of Black children. (Her first solo museum presentation in Texas, "I'm," is part of The Contemporary Austin's participation in the Feminist Art Coalition – a nationwide initiative of art institutions to generate awareness of feminist thought, experience, and action through exhibitions and events.) Norway's Torbjørn Rødland
works with analog technology and readymade spaces to create photographs that render the everyday uncanny
. His images blend the cool, seductive aestheticism of commercial and fashion photography with the layered complexity of a conceptual practice, resulting in ambivalent perspectives that both attract and repulse.
Through Aug. 15