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A Growing Dance
The Front, New Orleans, LA
14th October - 5th November 2017

A Growing Dance is a personal investigation into the body of the mother-artist.

This year has been one of transformation. Often it feels like my body has been given over to another, it is no longer mine. It is something foreign to me, awkward, disjointed, uncomfortable; at the same time, I know it to be a site of tremendous strength and power, a life-giving vessel.

A long-standing fascination with drapery has developed into an exploration of sculptural cloth forms. Drapery has many varied and loaded cultural, historical, and metaphorical connotations. I am most interested in its fetishistic qualities, its fluidity and seductiveness, as well as the parallels that can be drawn between its folds and folds of flesh. At once the material can be both something which hides or reveals, and act as a symbol of, the body.

Using a range of media, with a focus on photography and installation, I have attempted to reconcile my external being with the many complex thoughts and emotions that have arisen internally since becoming a mother.

robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
archival ink and acrylic on vellum
6"x8"
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
polyester, cotton, fleece | archival pigment print
variable dimensions | 20"x30"
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
archival pigment prints | satin, velvet, pillow, pins
10"x15" | 14.6”x22” | variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
satin, velvet, pillow, pins
variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
archival pigment print | satin, velvet, pillow, pins
14.6”x22” | variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
satin, velvet, pillow, pins
variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
polyester, cotton, fleece | archival pigment print
variable dimensions | 20"x30"
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans video photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
two-channel video installation
4min 25sec
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
satin, mattress, in utero phone, Mommy and Daddy's hair, wire
variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
archival pigment print
8"x12"
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
archival pigment print | satin, mattress, in utero phone, Mommy and Daddy's hair, wire
12"x18" | variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
satin, mattress, in utero phone, Mommy and Daddy's hair, wire
variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
archival pigment print | 20"x30"
too-short velvet leggings, baby blankets | variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
satin, Daddy's old clothes, pins
variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
satin, Daddy's old clothes, pins
variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
archival ink and acrylic on vellum
6"x8" each
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
archival pigment prints, satin, organza, pins
20"x20", variable dimensions, 8"x12"
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
various fabrics, Daddy's old clothes, pillows, and archival pigment print
variable dimensions, and 28"x42"
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans photography sculpture installation fabric a growing dance
satin, organza, pins
variable dimensions
2017
robyn leroy-evans motherhood art new orleans sculpture fabric a growing dance
second-hand fabric, pillow
variable dimensions
2017