Betye Saar
Participating in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Tate Modern, London
July 12 – October 22, 2017

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

Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
June 17 – September 10, 2017

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

Daniel Joseph Martinez, HOME
So Different, So Appealing
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
June 11 – October 15, 2017

Roberts & Tilton is pleased announce Daniel Joseph Martinez’s participation in HOME – So Different, So Appealing: Art from the Americas since 1957 at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Organized in collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, HOME – So Different, So Appealing features U.S. Latino and Latin American artists from the late 1950s to the present who have used the deceptively simple idea of “home” as a powerful lens through which to view the profound socioeconomic and political transformations in the hemisphere.  Martinez will be represented by two monumental and involving sculptural installations: The House that America Built (2004/2017) and the west bank is missing, i am not dead, am i (2009/2017).  HOME – So Different, So Appealing is organized by the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and curated by Chon Noriega, Director, UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center, Mari Carmen Ramirez, Wortham Curator of Latin American Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, Director, Vincent Price Art Museum. The exhibition is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin America and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles.  For additional information, please visit lacma.org

Kehinde Wiley Receives Honorary Doctorate from RISD

Roberts & Tilton congratulates Kehinde Wiley on receiving an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017. As a descendant of a long line of classical portrait painters, Kehinde Wiley uses the visual rhetoric of the heroic, powerful, majestic and sublime in his representations of contemporary urban people of color. By applying the visual vocabulary and historic conventions of glorification, wealth and prestige to his subject matter, he paints provocative portraits rich in ambiguity. Based in New York, Wiley earned a BFA from San Francisco Art Institute and an MFA from Yale. His paintings are included in the collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Metropolitan in NYC and more than 40 other major museums. In 2015 Wiley accepted a Medal of Arts from the US Department of State. (Image: Kehinde Wiley; photo Tony Powell, courtesy of Art in Embassies, US Department of State.) For additional information, please visit risd.edu