Viewing Room Main Site
Skip to content

In keeping with Roberts Projects' mandate to showcase engaging global art, our OVR: Miami Beach presentation brings together new works by our artists introducing urgent questions and aesthetics in the face of a rapidly changing world. Across generational lines, artists Amoako Boafo, Dominic Chambers, Daniel Crews-Chubb, Lenz Geerk, Jeffrey Gibson, Wangari Mathenge, Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe, Betye Saar, Kehinde Wiley and Brenna Youngblood rewrite personal and collective stories, and urge fundamental transformation in ways that remain vital.

Otis Kwame Kye Quaicoe’s new series Black Cowboy, exhibited on the occasion of OVR: Miami Beach, takes as its subject the lesser-known history of Black herdsmen and cowboys of the American Frontier as seen through the lens of contemporary ideas of portraiture, identity and history. Quaicoe, a Ghanaian painter now living in Portland, Oregon, utilizes color to accentuate in his subject themes of empowerment, emotion and potent drama while embracing ideas of personal narrative as it relates to gender and race dynamics.