Kehinde Wiley to be Honored with The Gordon Parks Foundation Award

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce Kehinde Wiley will be honored with The Gordon Parks Foundation Award on June 4, 2019 in New York City. 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.  Recognized as the most important African-American photographer of the twentieth century, Gordon Parks exposed the face of American poverty with empathy and dignity, using the arts to champion social change through his photography, film, music, and writing. For the past decade, The Gordon Parks Foundation has provided scholarships and fellowships to students and artists whose creative work reflects the mission and vision of Gordon Parks. The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Awards Dinner and Auction supports this important and ongoing work. The Foundation also preserves Parks’ vast archive, produces scholarly publications, and partners with museums and schools around the world on exhibitions and programming.  For additional information, please visit gordonparksfoundation.org

Betye Saar to be Honored at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Roberts Projects is pleased to announce the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (ICA LA) will honor Betye Saar on Saturday, June 1, 2019. The benefit event recognizes artists who have made significant contributions to the canon of art history. “In a remarkable body of prints, collages, assemblages, and sculpture, Betye Saar combines social commentary with spirituality, mysticism, and craft. Saar’s work and her indomitable spirit have been a beacon for many generations of artists,” said Elsa Longhauser, The Good Works Executive Director. Tribute presenter CCH Pounder added, “To observe Betye Saar is one of the great lessons in living an artful life.” Previous recipients include Henry Taylor (2018) and Carrie Mae Weems (2017). ICA LA is an epicenter of artistic experimentation and incubator of new ideas. Founded in 1984 as the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) and reestablished in 2017 with a new identity and home in Downtown Los Angeles, ICA LA builds upon a distinguished history of bold curatorial vision and innovative programming to illuminate the important untold stories and emerging voices in contemporary art and culture. For additional information regarding the event and to purchase tables or tickets, please visit theicala.org or contact Samuel Vasquez svasquez@theicala.org

Daniel Joseph Martinez
2019 Guggenheim Fellowship

Roberts Projects congratulates Daniel Joseph Martinez on being awarded a 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.  Since its establishment in 1925, the Foundation has granted Fellowships to over 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates, Fields Medalists, poets laureate, members of the various national academies, and winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award, National Book Award, and other significant, internationally recognized honors.  For more information, please visit gf.org

Betye Saar
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983
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. Black artists across the country worked in communities, in collectives, and individually to create a range of art responsive to the moment-including figurative and abstract painting, prints, and photography; assemblage and sculpture; and performance. 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. Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983 is organized by Tate Modern, London in collaboration with The Broad, Los Angeles, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas and Brooklyn Museum, New York. Curated by Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator, International Art and Zoe Whitley, Curator, International Art, Tate Modern. The Broad presentation is curated by Sarah Loyer, Associate Curator and Exhibitions Manager. A fully illustrated catalogue published by Tate/D.A.P. accompanies the exhibition. For additional information, please visit thebroad.org