New Publication
Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis
Published by Roberts Projects

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce the release of Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis, the latest catalogue published under the gallery’s imprint. Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis accompanies the artist’s solo exhibition at the Saint Louis Art Museum (October 29, 2018 – February 10, 2019). This 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. The artist specifically chose Ferguson, Missouri after the city became a flashpoint for nationwide protests touching on much larger issues of race, injustice, and police violence. Through a process of street casting starting in 2017, Wiley invited residents he met in the neighborhoods of north Saint Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. The artist then created eleven portrait paintings inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis is curated by Simon Kelly, PhD, curator of modern and contemporary art, and Hannah Klemm, PhD, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art with Molly Moog, research assistant.  For additional information, please visit robertsprojectsla.com

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

Roberts Projects is thrilled to announce Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis opening October 19, 2018, at the Saint Louis Art Museum. This 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. The artist specifically chose Ferguson, Missouri after the city became a flashpoint for nationwide protests touching on much larger issues of race, injustice, and police violence. Through a process of street casting starting in 2017, Wiley invited residents he met in the neighborhoods of north St. Louis and Ferguson to pose for his paintings. The artist then created eleven portrait paintings inspired by carefully chosen artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. Kehinde Wiley: Saint Louis is curated by Simon Kelly, PhD curator of modern and contemporary art, and Hannah Klemm, PhD, assistant curator of modern and contemporary art with Molly Moog, research assistant. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue featuring essays from Simon Kelly, PhD, and Hannah Klemm, PhD. Published by Roberts Projects with distribution by D.A.P. For additional information, please visit slam.org

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. The archive, The Betye Saar Papers, ranges from 1926 to the present covering her entire career and her life as an artist. The archive includes documentation of Saar’s prolific artistic production and her notable works in diverse media: sketchbooks of ideas, concepts, and Saar’s travels; prints and drawings; book illustrations and commercial graphics, as well as profuse documentation of her assemblages and installations. “Betye Saar is one of the most innovative and visionary artists of our era. She has also, in many ways, been the conscience of the art world for over fifty years and we are so honored that she has trusted us to preserve her powerful legacy,” said Andrew Perchuk, acting director of the Getty Research Institute. “She played a large role in our exploration of postwar Los Angeles art that became Pacific Standard Time: Art in LA 1945-1980, and this acquisition is a particularly meaningful way for us to launch the African American Art History Initiative.” Betye Saar’s pioneering assemblages and large-scale installations, grounded in unique materials and African American history, have had a profound and positive impact on artists and audiences nationally and internationally. The African American Art History Initiative is an ambitious program to establish the Getty Research Institute as a major center for the study of African American art history. In addition to acquiring archives and related original sources, the initiative will establish a dedicated curatorship in African American Art History, a bibliographer with a specialty in the subject, annual research graduate and post-graduate fellowships, a program to conduct oral histories of notable African American artists, scholars, critics, collectors and art dealers, and partnerships with other institutions to digitize existing archival collections and collaborate on joint conferences, publications, and research projects.  For press coverage in Los Angeles Times, please visit latimes.com and New York Times, please visit nytimes.com  For additional information, please visit news.getty.edu

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

The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College presents Jeffrey Gibson: This Is The Day.  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. As part of the exhibition, the Wellin will debut a new film that the Museum commissioned from Gibson . Other new works in the exhibition include a group of five elaborately adorned helmets that will be presented to the public for the first time at the Wellin, alongside a series of large-scale sculptural garments, draped on tipi poles which will hang from the gallery ceiling. The exhibition is curated by Tracy L. Adler, Johnson – Pote Director of the Wellin Museum of Art, and will travel to the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin in 2019, facilitated by Veronica Roberts, the Blanton’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.  For additional information, please visit the following link.