MMC Alumna Margaret Roleke ’84 Featured in Multiple Exhibitions
Margaret Roleke ’84, an activist, artist, and graduate of MMC’s Studio Art program, is exhibiting original pieces in multiple shows throughout the fall of 2020.
SaveArtSpace.org. The billboard image is a cyanotype, created through a photographic process using two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide, and sunlight. Roleke is constantly experimenting with and combining new materials in her practice.One particularly striking piece by Roleke is a billboard on exhibit in Detroit, Michigan through the organization
- Creative Arts Workshop’s “Made Visible” Series: Roleke’s work was held on display in CAW’s gallery windows until October 25. She recently interviewed with New Haven Independent and spoke about the inspiration behind her art.
- Art Off-Screen: Curated by Eileen Jeng Lynch, Roleke’s Clean Version 2 cyanotype was on display up through October 10.
- NOW: Curated and featuring an original piece by Roleke, the NOW exhibit reflects on the turbulence and caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism in the United States. The exhibit held a virtual showing on October 1 and is on display at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art until November 15.
- ODETTA’s Digital Fall 2020 Exhibition: Pandemic Proof: As part of the SHIM Art Network, Roleke’s Caution piece will be on display digitally until December 10.
- Declaration of Sentiments: A Visual Celebration of 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote in the U.S.A: Roleke’s art will be on display at The Institute Library in New Haven, CT until December 15.
- A Pop-Up Art Exhibit: 2020 People, Politics, Planet: As a part of an exhibit that seeks to view 2020 through the eyes of artists, Roleke’s Danger/Peligro cyanotype will be on display from October 3–November 30.
- City-Wide Open Studios: Roleke is participating in ArtSpace New Haven’s online exhibition, open from October 1–30.
- USPS Art Project: Roleke’s work will be on display at Sunset Art Studios in Dallas, Texas, from October 1–31.
For more information on Roleke and her activist artwork, visit her website at www.margaretroleke.com.