october, 2017

20oct(oct 20)7:00 pm21(oct 21)12:00 amBobby Rogers : The Blacker the Berry


Event Details

Public Functionary is pleased to announce our first exhibit of Fall 2017, a solo exhibition of new work from Minneapolis-based artist, Bobby Rogers. The exhibition opens on Friday, October 20 at 7pm. The exhibit runs through November 25, 2017.

Opening Reception: Friday, October 20 / 7pm @ Public Functionary
Gallery Hours through Nov 25
Open hours: Tues/Thurs 12-6pm / Friday 6pm -11pm / Sat 12-5pm
Artist Conversation: Nov 10, 7pm

Read more about the exhibit here:


“The subjects in my work are Black. They’re as dark as everything I’ve been taught to hate about my physical self. My work is about black radical traditions, hip-hop, and the history of the Diaspora. My ancestors were stolen, slaughtered, and enslaved; I work to transcend and release ancestral trauma by fantasizing and reveling over the grandiose empires in which these ancestors once reigned. I communicate all aspects of my selfhood through my photography in an effort to inspire my audiences to similarly elevate and explore their identities and histories.”

-Bobby Rogers


20 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 21 (Saturday) 12:00 am


Public Functionary

1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413


Public Functionary