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. For Paintings, the artist has focused solely on the latter, engaging painting as painting can, with an extraordinary openness, even faith, in its ends. For additional information, please visit neueraachenerkunstverein.de

Jeffrey Gibson
Whitney Biennial 2019

Roberts Projects congratulates Jeffrey Gibson on his participation in this year’s Whitney Biennial. Curated by Rujeko Hockley and Jane Panetta, the survey show of American art features artists working in painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound. Hockley noted, the exhibition ‘explores key themes including the mining of history in order to reimagine the present or future, a profound and sustained consideration of questions of equity along financial, racial, and sexual lines, a concern with climate change, and explorations of the vulnerability of the body.’ The Whitney Biennial 2019 will take place in New York City from May 17 to September 22, 2019. (Photo of Jeffrey Gibson by Jessica Goehring.) For more information, please visit whitney.org

Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect
New Museum
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, including Southeastern river cane basket weaving, Algonquian birch bark biting, and porcupine quillwork, as practiced by many tribes across this land long before European settlers arrived. The title “The Anthropophagic Effect” alludes to Oswald de Andrade’s legendary 1928 Anthropophagic Manifesto, which argued that Indigenous communities could “devour” colonizers’ culture as a way of rejecting domination and radically transforming Western culture to their own ends. Gibson notes that Indigenous crafts and designs have “historically been used to signify identity, tell stories, describe place, and mark cultural specificity,” explaining, “I engage materials and techniques as strategies to describe a contemporary narrative that addresses the past in order to place oneself in the present and to begin new potential trajectories for the future.” Gibson is currently the artist-in-residence at the New Museum for the Department of Education and Public Engagement’s Winter/Spring R&D Season: INHERITANCE. Jeffrey Gibson: The Anthropophagic Effect is curated by Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, and Sara O’Keeffe, Associate Curator, with Kate Wiener, Curatorial Assistant. For additional information, please visit newmuseum.org

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