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November 17, 2022 - January 17, 2023


Sausalito, CA, November 17th, 2022, Upstart Modern presents “Reclaiming Pink”, a solo exhibition of paintings by Laura Roebuck. This exhibition will feature paintings developed over the past two years. The opening reception is Tuesday, December 13th from 6-7:30pm.

Exhibition Statement
In a world where we continually redefine ourselves through the changing lenses of gender and politics, Laura Roebuck’s solo exhibition, “Reclaiming Pink” is the result of her efforts to reclaim the color pink from its long association with stereotypical femininity and intense commercial marketing. Growing up in the 1950/60s, Roebuck witnessed the co-opting of pink and its subsequent negative cultural effects and rejected the color. In her early paintings, there is a clear absence of pink.  However, as she has moved through her practice, she realized that the exclusion of pink had become its own limitation. “The Pink Series” is the bold integration of pink into Roebuck’s abstract expressionist paintings. In her newest work, the artist uses the language of spontaneity, improvisation, and movement to negotiate the color pink, its history and its continued contemporary relevance. Roebuck has focused on its conceptual role in her paintings and works on paper. This is an exhibition about choice and growth. Roebuck’s work offers opportunities to consider renewal and reinvention. 

About Laura Roebuck
Laura Roebuck began her career in the arts as a modern dancer. While working as a psychiatrist, she shifted her creative focus to painting in 2003 establishing a studio practice in San Francisco’s Mission District. In 2008, Roebuck moved to Marin County where she lives and maintains her studio in Mill Valley. Her work has shown throughout Northern California and most recently at William H. & Sonja Carlson Davidow ‘56 Fine Art Gallery at Colby Sawyer College in New London, NH. The traveling exhibition will next be shown at the Temple Museum of Jewish Art, Religion & Culture in Beachwood, Ohio. Roebuck’s work is in numerous private collections throughout the U.S.

About Upstart Modern
Upstart Modern serves to connect artists, art lovers, and art collectors within the conversation of contemporary art. Founder Bettina Stiewe not only brings her family’s legacy of collecting art and working in the arts, but remains an active part of the San Francisco Bay Area art scene serving pivotal local institutions such as the Headlands Center for the Arts, SECA, Museum of Art and Design, Marin MOCA, Art Table, and Kala Art Institute. Upstart Modern works directly with local, national, and international artists with a hybrid platform offering a gallery space in Sausalito and consulting services nationwide for private and corporate collections. 

For general information, the public may visit https://upstartmodern.com or call (415) 559-0020. Upstart Modern is located at 4000 Bridgeway, Ste 100, Sausalito, CA.


November 17, 2022
January 17
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Upstart Modern
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