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The ArtReach GW Community Gallery Presents Alanzo Robles-Gordon Unknown Measures

Alanzo Robles-Gordon, Unfettered Hope, (50x36x6), Paper, acrylic paint, adhesive. 2016. Courtesy of ArtReach GW.

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Opening Reception: Thursday, November 7 from 6pm to 8pm
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The ArtReach GW Community Gallery presents its much-anticipated solo exhibition Unknown Measures, by DC-based artist, Alanzo Robles-Gordon at the Town Hall Education Arts Recreation Campus (THEARC), 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE.

The exhibition, a collection of recent works by Robles-Gordon (stay consistent using either first or last name throughout), ranges from anatomical studies to 2D landscapes as well as three-dimensional wall sculptures. He showcases the range of what can be accomplished with paper, glue and a measure of inspiration.

Alanzo Robles-Gordon is a mixed media artist who received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the District of Columbia (2010).  Alanzo’s art focuses on his experience relating to themes of identity, consciousness, social and urban issues, social taboo and allegory. His collage work documents life on a visceral level, and his three-dimensional works explore conceptual themes such as loss, struggle, and hope. His works explore the use of paper as inspiration and method.

Alanzo, of Afro-Latino and Caribbean ancestry, was born and raised in Arlington, Virginia and currently lives and works in Washington, DC. He is bilingual in Spanish/English and is proficient in American Sign Language (ASL). Alanzo is the sibling of DC-based artist, Amber Robles-Gordon.  He is a member of the Black Artists of DC (BADC), an artist membership organization founded in 1999, that is composed of artists, arts administrators, educators, dealer, collectors, museum directors and curators. BADC membership compliments the diversity of a cosmopolitan nation’s capital. Robles-Inman is a trained art-handler and installer and offers his knowledge and assistance to various artists in the DMV.

Gallery Hours:

  • Monday – Saturday: 7am to 10pm
  • Sunday: 10am to 5pm

THEARC is located at 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE.