Julie and Bennett Roberts announce, as of January 1, 2018, Roberts & Tilton is now known as Roberts Projects. We are assuming this new name following the passing of our long-time partner and friend Jack Tilton. We are proud to have developed a seventeen+ year partnership that spans countless historically relevant exhibitions and an integrated gallery program of emerging artists as well as mid-career and renowned, international artists. Roberts Projects will continue this trajectory, and such the programing, artists and visionary nature of the gallery will remain the same.
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. Whether making art as a form of activism, criticism, instruction, or inspiration, the featured artists see their work as essential to challenging established thought and creating a more equitable culture. An Incomplete History of Protest is organized by David Breslin, DeMartini Family Curator and Director of the Collection; Jennie Goldstein, assistant curator; and Rujeko Hockley, assistant curator; with David Kiehl, curator emeritus; and Margaret Kross, curatorial assistant. For additional information, please visit whitney.org. Audio commentary from Daniel Joseph Martinez Listen now.
Roberts & Tilton is pleased announce Betye Saar’s participation in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern. Spanning the period 1963-83, the exhibition explores how the category ‘Black Art’ was defined, rejected and redefined by artists across the United States. Most of the works will be on display in the UK for the first time and the Tate Modern exhibition will shine a bright light on the vital contribution of black artists to a crucial period in American art. Betye Saar will be represented with iconic historical assemblage works in addition to an abridged installation of her 1973 California State University, Los Angeles exhibition. A fully illustrated catalogue published by Tate/D.A.P. accompanies the exhibition. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power is curated by Mark Godfrey and Zoe Whitley, with assistant curator Priyesh Mistry. Following its presentation at Tate Modern, the exhibition will travel to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas (February 2 – April 23, 2018) and the Brooklyn Museum, New York (September 7, 2018 – February 3, 2019). Image (front/back): Betye Saar House of the Head, 1971, mixed media assemblage, 40 x 20 x 3 in (101.6 x 50.8 x 7.6 cm) Private Collection, Los Angeles, courtesy of the Artist and Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, California. © Betye Saar. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer. For additional information, please visit tate.org.uk
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art presents Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, a retrospective of the artist’s prolific career featuring sixty paintings and sculptures. Kehinde Wiley’s work raises questions about race, gender, and the politics of representation by portraying contemporary African American men and women using the conventions of traditional European portraiture. A fully illustrated catalogue published by the Brooklyn Museum and DelMonico Books/Prestel accompanies the exhibition. Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic is organized by the Brooklyn Museum and Eugenie Tsai, the John and Barbara Vogelstein Curator of Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Oklahoma City will be the final stop on the tour that has included Texas, Washington, Virginia, Arizona, and Ohio. For additional information, please visit okcmoa.com