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Kehinde Wiley
Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley
Musée National du Château de Malmaison October 9, 2019 – January 6, 2020

Kehinde Wiley’s triumphant Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps (2005), a hallmark of Brooklyn Museum's collection, comes face to face with the nineteenth-century painting on which it is based: Jacques-Louis David’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps (1801). The unprecedented pairing of these two magisterial portraits, in the exhibition Jacques-Louis David Meets Kehinde Wiley, also marks the first time David’s original version of Napoleon Crossing the Alps will be on view in New York at Brooklyn Museum, January 24 – May 10, 2020.  Seen together, the works by David and Wiley reveal how race, masculinity, power, and representation layer onto portraiture and shape the writing of history.

Jeffrey Gibson 2019 MacArthur Fellow
Jeffrey Gibson 2019 MacArthur Fellow

Roberts Projects congratulates Jeffrey Gibson who is a recipient of the 2019 MacArthur Fellowship. The fellowship is awarded to talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction. Jeffrey Gibson's work melds indigenous North American materials and forms with those of Western contemporary art to create a new hybrid visual vocabulary and prompting a shift in how Native American art is perceived and historicized.

Review: Betye Saar turns an ironing board into the story of American racism. LACMA shows how
Review: Betye Saar turns an ironing board into the story of American racism. LACMA shows how
By Christopher Knight for Los Angeles Times September 24, 2019

In size, “Betye Saar: Call and Response” is a modest show. Just 18 sculptures and collages, plus a selection of sketches, are tucked into a single small gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Resnick Pavilion.  The focus is on objects made in the last 25 years of a prolific career that was launched six decades ago.

Betye Saar
Betye Saar: Call and Response
Los Angeles County Museum of Art September 22, 2019 - April 5, 2020

Betye Saar: Call and Response looks at the relationship between preliminary sketches in small sketchbooks, which Saar has made throughout her career, and finished works.

Betye Saar’s Long Climb to the Summit
Betye Saar’s Long Climb to the Summit
By Holland Cotter for the New York Times September 15, 2019

At 93, with major attention finally coming her way, an artist central to the black women’s revolution says she’s waited long enough.

Daniel Joseph Martinez Participating in Where Art Might Happen
Daniel Joseph Martinez Participating in Where Art Might Happen
Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, Germany August 30 - November 10, 2019

Where Art Might Happen: The Early Years of CalArts focuses on the first ten years of the art school and for the first time brings together the school’s teaching concepts and the artistic practices that developed out of them in a group exhibition.

Black Rock Senegal Announces First Year of Artists-in-Residence
Black Rock Senegal Announces First Year of Artists-in-Residence

Black Rock Senegal announces the official selection of artists for the inaugural year of its artist-in-residence program developed by Kehinde Wiley.

New Publication Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis
New Publication Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis

Published for the artist's solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum (October 19, 2018 - February 10, 2019), this new series of paintings by Brooklyn-based painter Kehinde Wiley (born 1977) re-envisions the museum's holdings as a starting point for succinct observations about representation throughout the history of art.

Jeffrey Gibson in Whitney Biennial 2019
Jeffrey Gibson in Whitney Biennial 2019
May 17 - September 22, 2019

Roberts Projects congratulates Jeffrey Gibson on his participation in this year's Whitney Biennial.

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer
Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art June 8 - September 15, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer showcases the artist’s highly acclaimed multi-disciplinary work and chronicles a pivotal moment in the artist’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage.

Amoako Boafo Receives the 2019 STRABAG Artaward International
Amoako Boafo Receives the 2019 STRABAG Artaward International

Roberts Projects congratulates Amoako Boafo on receiving the top honor of the 2019 STRABAG Artaward International.

Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day
Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day
Blanton Museum of Art, Austion, Texas July 14 - September 29, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day is a vibrant, celebratory exhibition in which the artist brings together his Choctaw and Cherokee heritage and a range of diverse artistic and cultural influences to explore race, sexuality, religion, and gender.

LACMA Announces 2019 Art+Film Gala Honoring Betye Saar
LACMA Announces 2019 Art+Film Gala Honoring Betye Saar

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will honor artist Betye Saar and filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón.

Kehinde Wiley Honored with The Gordon Parks Foundation Award
Kehinde Wiley Honored with The Gordon Parks Foundation Award
June 4, 2019

The award celebrates Gordon Parks’ legacy and honors those who continue Park’s vision for social change through their work in the arts and humanitarianism. 

In the Studio: Betye Saar
In the Studio: Betye Saar
By Leah Ollman for Art in America June 2019

Betye Saar, who turns 93 in July, remains both an evolving and an emerging artist. She professes to want to work less hard, “to sit and look at the sky, or watch my garden grow, but still I have ideas.” Though her prints, assemblages, and installations have been exhibited steadily since the ’60s, attention to her work has burgeoned in the past decade, among artists of younger generations and curators internationally.

Betye Saar Honored at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Betye Saar Honored at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
June 1, 2019

The benefit event recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to the canon of art history.

Daniel Joseph Martinez Awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship
Daniel Joseph Martinez Awarded 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the diverse group of 168 scholars, artists, and writers come from a great variety of backgrounds, fields of study, and accomplishments. 

Betye Saar Participating in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Betye Saar Participating in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
The Broad, Los Angeles March 23 – September 1, 2019

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce Betye Saar’s participation in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 at The Broad, Los Angeles. The exhibition shines light on a broad spectrum of Black artistic practice from 1963 to 1983, one of the most politically, socially, and aesthetically revolutionary periods in American history.

Egan Frantz Paintings
Egan Frantz Paintings
NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein March 17 – May 5, 2019

NAK Neuer Aachener Kunstverein is pleased to present new paintings by Egan Frantz. The exhibition, entitled Paintings, will run from March 17 through May 5, 2019. Egan Frantz’s oeuvre encompasses an extensive variety of media including sculpture, installation, furniture design, and printed matter in addition to the traditional painted canvas or variations on that format. 

Kehinde Wiley Launches Black Rock Artists Residency Dakar, Senegal
Kehinde Wiley Launches Black Rock Artists Residency Dakar, Senegal
March 13, 2019

A new multi-disciplinary artist-in-residency program in Dakar, Senegal.

Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect
Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect
New Museum, New York, NY February 13 - June 9, 2019

Jeffrey Gibson's exhibition at the New Museum explores the material histories and futures of several Indigenous handcraft techniques and aesthetics.

Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis
Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis
Saint Louis Art Museum October 19, 2018 – February 10, 2019

The new series of paintings re-envisions the museum’s holdings of masterpieces as a starting point for succinct observations about representation throughout the history of art.

Betye Saar Archive Acquired by Getty Research Institute
Betye Saar Archive Acquired by Getty Research Institute

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce the Getty Research Institute (GRI) has acquired the archive of Betye Saar (American, b. 1926) as part of GRI’s new African American Art History Initiative.

Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day
Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day
Wellin Museum of Art, Clinton, New York September 8 – December 8, 2018

The exhibition features over 50 works of sculpture, painting, installation, and video made between 2014 and 2018, a number of which were made expressly for this exhibition.

James Hayward
James Hayward
Miles McEnery Gallery, New York September 6 – October 6, 2018
Ed Templeton Participating in Now & Then: A Decade of Beautiful Losers
Ed Templeton Participating in Now & Then: A Decade of Beautiful Losers
The Hole, New York August 24 – September 1, 2018

The exhibition venerates the 10-year anniversary of the ‘Beautiful Losers’ documentary that made its US premiere on August 8, 2008 at the IFC center in New York.

Daniel Joseph Martinez Honored with Career Achievement Award
Daniel Joseph Martinez Honored with Career Achievement Award

Daniel Joseph Martinez for receiving the Career Achievement Award honoring brilliance and resilience in conjunction with the Hammer Museum’s biennial, Made in L.A. 2018.

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer
Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer
Denver Art Museum May 13 – August 12, 2018

Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer, the first major museum exhibition of the artist’s work, chronicles a pivotal moment in Gibson’s career when his contemporary artistic practice converged with his Native American heritage.

Betye Saar Receives Lifetime Achievement Awards from International Sculpture Center and Skowhegan
Betye Saar Receives Lifetime Achievement Awards from International Sculpture Center and Skowhegan

Established in 1991, the award recognizes individual sculptors who have made exemplary contributions to the field.

Kehinde Wiley Named to the 2018 TIME 100 Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World
Kehinde Wiley Named to the 2018 TIME 100 Annual List of the 100 Most Influential People in the World

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce TIME named Kehinde Wiley to the 2018 TIME 100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Unveils Official Portrait of President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery Unveils Official Portrait of President Barack Obama by Kehinde Wiley

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce the unveiling of Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of President Barack Obama for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

Roberts & Tilton Announces Name Change to Roberts Projects
Roberts & Tilton Announces Name Change to Roberts Projects

Julie and Bennett Roberts announce, as of January 1, 2018, Roberts & Tilton is now known as Roberts Projects.

Daniel Joseph Martinez Participating In An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017
Daniel Joseph Martinez Participating In An Incomplete History of Protest: Selections from the Whitney’s Collection, 1940-2017
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York August 18, 2017 - August 27, 2018

Through the lens of the Whitney’s collection, An Incomplete History of Protest looks at how artists from the 1940s to the present have confronted the political and social issues of their day.

Betye Saar Participating in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Betye Saar Participating in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Tate Modern, London July 12 – October 22, 2017
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Oklahoma City Museum of Art June 17 – September 10, 2017

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic features sixty paintings and sculptures from the artist’s prolific career.

Daniel Joseph Martinez Participating in HOME So Different, So Appealing
Daniel Joseph Martinez Participating in HOME So Different, So Appealing
Los Angeles County Museum of Art June 11 – October 15, 2017

The exhibition features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of “home” as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere. 

Kehinde Wiley Receives Honorary Doctorate from RISD
Kehinde Wiley Receives Honorary Doctorate from RISD
June 3, 2017

Kehinde Wiley received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. As a descendant of a long line of classical portrait painters, Kehinde Wiley uses the visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic and sublime in his representations of contemporary urban people of color. (Image: Kehinde Wiley; photo Tony Powell, courtesy of Art in Embassies, US Department of State.)

Betye Saar: Keepin’ It at Clean
Betye Saar: Keepin’ It at Clean
Craft & Folk Art Museum Los Angeles May 28 – August 20, 2017

The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) presents Betye Saar: Keepin’ It Clean, a solo presentation of the seminal contemporary artist’s washboard assemblage sculptures, which she began in the late 1990s and continues to make to this day. Born in 1926, Saar is a prolific artist and iconic figure of the Black Arts Movement of the 1970s, whose complex assemblage sculptures address race, memory, and Black consciousness.

Zhao Zhao
Zhao Zhao Now Represented by Roberts & Tilton
May 2, 2017

Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce representation of Chinese artist Zhao Zhao, emblematic for his practice addressing overlapping social, political, and aesthetic actions in a world undergoing unprecedented upheaval. Born from the artist’s circumstances of change, Zhao Zhao’s work complicates notions of aestheticizing disruption, based on whether control is a reliable way to mediate social interaction and how meaningful dialogue is introduced around spheres of conflict.

Betye Saar
Betye Saar Participating in "We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85"
Brooklyn Museum April 21 – September 17, 2017

Betye Saar is participating in the exhibition We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85. Focusing on the work of black women artists, the exhibition examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism.

Eberhard Havekost
Eberhard Havekost: Logik
Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic April 6 - July 2, 2017

Galerie Rudolfinum Prague presents an exhibition of the German artist Eberhard Havekost, one of the leading representatives of the new generation of painters, who works with digital visual language.

Daniel Joseph Martinez
Daniel Joseph Martinez Receives Cisneros Fontanals Achievement Award
March 22, 2017

Roberts & Tilton congratulates Daniel Joseph Martinez, recipient of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation’s 2017 Achievement Award. The highly coveted award recognizes significant contributions by established artists representing the highest standards of creative excellence. A survey of Martinez’s work, including a newly commissioned installation, will open in September 2017 at the CIFO Art Center, Miami.

Jeffrey Gibson ALIVE!
Jeffrey Gibson ALIVE!
Desert X February 25 – April 30, 2017

Desert X focuses attention on and creates conversation about 21st-century environmental, social, and cultural conditions as reflected in the greater Palm Springs area. Consisting of a decommissioned blade from a wind turbine rising out of the Palm Springs Art Museum’s sculpture garden, Jeffrey Gibson’s ALIVE! is 52 feet tall and painted to contain the phrases “I AM ALIVE!”, “YOU ARE ALIVE!”, “THEY ARE ALIVE!” and “WE ARE LIVING!”.

Jeffrey Gibson Now Represented by Roberts & Tilton
Jeffrey Gibson Now Represented by Roberts & Tilton
February 15, 2017

Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce its representation of Jeffrey Gibson. Drawing influence from popular music, fashion, literature, cultural and critical theory, and his own individual heritage, Gibson’s work recontextualizes the familiar to offer a succinct commentary on cultural hybridity and the assimilation of modernist artistic strategies within contemporary art. The artist’s debut exhibition with Roberts & Tilton will open in Fall 2017.

Michael Dopp
Michael Dopp Organizes Grey Goo Gardens
Ballroom Marfa September 23 – December 4, 2016

Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce Michael Dopp’s organization of “Grey Goo Gardens” an exhibition conceived as Arturo Bandini’s year-long installation at Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX. Arturo Bandini is a collaborative project by Michael Dopp and Isaac Resnikoff. The installation at Ballroom Marfa occupies a small building designed by Joakim Dahlqvist that fluidly transposes interior and exterior space, mirroring the duo’s promiscuous curatorial sensibility.

Betye Saar
Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer
Fondazione Prada Milan September 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Fondazione Prada presents “Uneasy Dancer”, a comprehensive survey of work by Betye Saar (Los Angeles, 1926). This exhibition, hosted at the Nord Gallery, opens to the public from 15 September 2016 through 8 January 2017.  Curated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, “Betye Saar: Uneasy Dancer” is the first exhibition of the American artist in Italy, and brings together over 80 works including installations, assemblages, collages and sculpture produced between 1966 and 2016. 

Daniel Joseph Martinez
Daniel Joseph Martinez Awarded Berlin Prize
July 1, 2016

Daniel Joseph Martinez has been awarded the Berlin Prize by the American Academy in Berlin. The highly coveted prize is awarded annually to scholars, writers, composers, and artists from America who represent the highest standards of excellence in their fields. Daniel Joseph Martinez’s Berlin Fellowship will focus on an interrogation of war and architecture, contemplating the disappearance of Western civilization in an age of intelligent machines.

Kori Newkirk
Kori Newkirk Lecture
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles June 16, 2016

Los Angeles-based artist Kori Newkirk discusses his Modified Cadillac (Prototype #2) (1997), on view now in the exhibition Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA. Mining the symbolism of prototype and stereotype, the work-a silhouette of a late 1970s or early 1980s Cadillac made by applying hair pomade and black pigment directly to the gallery wall-engages with the formal properties of its materials, the politics of identity, and Newkirk’s own personal history.

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA June 11 – September 5, 2016

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic presents a stunning retrospective of this artist’s prolific career through nearly 60 paintings and sculptures. Wiley’s work raises intriguing questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture.

Betye Saar LA Times Studio Tour
Betye Saar LA Times Studio Tour
May 3, 2016

Just three months shy of her 90th birthday, Los Angeles artist Betye Saar gives a tour of her studio and explains what keeps her inspired.

Daniel Joseph Martinez
Daniel Joseph Martinez in Wasteland
Mona Bismarck American Center, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris March 12 – July 17, 2016

Daniel Joseph Martinez’s is participating in Wasteland, a group exhibition curated by LAND ’s Director and Curator, Shamim M. Momin. Drawing on T.S. Eliot’s seminal modernist poem, The Waste Land, as the thematic thread between the 14 participating artists, the exhibition presents a reflexive, complex, multi-dimensional conversation about the poetics of despair, the search for true connection, the tenuous state of morality, and the uncertainty, yet necessity, of the future.

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Seattle Art Museum February 11 – May 8, 2016

Kehinde Wiley is one of the leading American artists to emerge in the last decade and he has been ingeniously reworking the grand portraiture traditions.

Betye Saar: Still Tickin’
Betye Saar: Still Tickin’
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art January 30 – May 1, 2016

There is a touch of alchemy to Betye Saar’s artwork: transforming the simple and mundane into powerful art. Since the 1960s, her compelling, astute and expressive works reflect on African- American identity, spirituality and the interconnectedness between different cultures. This timely retrospective brings together recent work as well as historical pieces created over her six decade long career.

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley ABC News Profile
Kehinde Wiley Reimagines Classic Art December 28, 2015

By Mike Bickal of ABC News

Betye Saar
Betye Saar Participating in A Constellation
The Studio Museum Harlem November 12, 2015 – March 6, 2016

A Constellation traces connections among twenty-six artists of African descent: eight who emerged in the mid- to late twentieth century, and who are represented in the exhibition by works from the Studio Museum’s permanent collection, and eighteen younger artists whose works are being shown at the Studio Museum for the first time.

Kehinde Wiley
Kehinde Wiley CBS News Sunday Morning Profile
November 1, 2015

CBS News senior correspondent Rita Braver profiles Kehinde Wiley and visits the artist’s traveling retrospective exhibition “A New Republic.” “If you look at the paintings that I love in art history, these are the paintings where great, powerful men are being celebrated on the big walls of museums throughout the world,” said Kehinde Wiley. “What feels really strange is not to be able to see a reflection of myself in that world.”

Egan Frantz
Egan Frantz: Magickal Materialism
Tilton Gallery, New York October 28 – December 19, 2015
Ed Templeton
Ed Templeton Common Side Effects
Huntington Beach Art Center September 11 – November 7, 2015

Ed Templeton (born 1972) is an iconic figure in the subculture of skateboarding. His paintings, photographs, drawings, and mixed-media installations take their inspiration from the skate community he is a part of and the suburban environment in which he lives.