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Deret Roberts: Folie a Deux

April 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Keep Contemporary presents Deret Roberts: Folie à Deux, a new body of contemporary portraits by the Las Cruces painter, whose show title is a French term meaning “shared madness,” or “a madness for two.” Fascinated by this unusual psychological phenomenon in which two or more people believe the same delusion, Roberts created a series of figures that strike a balance between refined portraiture and painterly abstraction. The visual connectivity between each piece tells an overarching story that remains open-ended for the viewer’s interpretation, but that draws you into imagined realms created by the painter. Sharing in the painter’s “delusions” means resonating with the subtle expressions of each painted figure, and relating your own stories and personal attachments to the work. Roberts presents over ten new oil and acrylic paintings for the show. “The themes expressed in my work are usually connected with what is going on in my life internally and externally,” says Roberts. “The artwork acts as a vehicle for me to explore and traverse my own psyche.”

Join Keep Contemporary for the exhibition opening on April 23, 5-8 pm.



April 23, 2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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142 Lincoln Ave
Santa Fe, NM United States
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