Below is a lil’ photo recap of the evenings art tour….
Opening Reception: Sat, June 13th 6-8PM
On view through August 1st
Roberts and Tilton
5801 Washington Boulevard in Culver City
Though weaving in the history of Western portraiture, the Brazilian essence radiates from Wiley’s new body of work. Oversized, tropical flowers bursting in bloom, appropriated from brightly hued indigenous textiles, encompass the spirit and culture of Brazil. Set against a storied backdrop of Brazilian iconography, the male subjects pose in their own clothing, reflecting a reverence for American conspicuous consumption. Past segments of ‘The World Stage’ include Africa (image from that series above) and China. This is Wiley’s third solo exhibition with Roberts & Tilton. Previously, Wiley has had solo museum exhibitions at The Brooklyn Museum of Art (Brooklyn, New York), the Columbus Museum of Art (Columbus, Ohio) the Portland Art Museum (Portland, Oregon) and most recently The Studio Museum in Harlem (New York, New York). He has also been included in exhibitions at the Hammer Museum, (Los Angeles, California), the Rubell Family Collection, (Miami, Florida), the National Portrait Gallery (Washington, D.C.), and the Whitney Museum (New York, New York).
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2009Time: 7:00 p.m.
The World Stage: Brazil – opens Sat, April 4th (6–8pm)
April 4th – May 30th
Roberts & Tilton Gallery (5801 Washington Blvd)
On view through May 30th
A 64-page hardcover book of the exhibition, published by Roberts & Tilton and the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be available through D.A.P. in Summer 2009.
Kehinde Wiley will speak about his work on Thurs, April 2nd at 7pm at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium at the Getty Center, Los Angeles. Mark your calendar for that now.
5801 Washington Blvd in Culver City / 323.549.0223
We went out this Saturday and hit up most of the big openings about town. We started the night off at the Ben Maltz Gallery on the campus of OTIS. They were in the midst of their Alumni weekend celebrations and the focul point of the whole event was Phantasmoria which featured a massive mural installation from Mark Dean Veca… images below…