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Roberts Projects is delighted to announce Colorful Realm, an exhibition of new work from renowned contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley. Drawing inspiration from Japanese nature paintings of the Edo period (c.1600–1868), Wiley parallels traditional techniques and materials in nine monumental paintings. Exposed linen highlights the depicted natural scenes while also preserving the delicate balance of the untouched picture space. Per the artist, “So much of my work is about appearance and showing up and being visible, and this dance between exploring the vastness of space within the minimality of this technique I find to be an interesting juxtaposition.”
I never planned or plotted any of this. I have, however, always followed my mother’s dictum: ‘When opportunity knocks, open the door!’ — Bob Colacello
It Just Happened is an exhibition of photographs by the American photographer and writer Bob Colacello, documenting his long-standing collaboration with Andy Warhol and the cycle of parties and travelling that animated their frenetic lives. Curated by Elena Foster and the Ivorypress team, the exhibition will include letters, magazines and memorabilia along with the photographs, which help bring to life the era’s feeling of hedonism and endless possibility. As Colacello writes in his introduction to the exhibition catalogue: ‘It just happened that the 1970s was the most wide-open decade since the Roaring Twenties.’
To open 2023, Galerie Lelong & Co. is exhibiting a collection of recent works by the British artist David Nash. For 50 years, he has been guided by a creative instinct obedient to his preferred subject: trees. Often taking the form of sculptures – sometimes monumental, sometimes humbler in format – David Nash adapts to the form dictated by the trunk or branch to conceive his sculptures and installations. The other facet of his oeuvre, drawings on paper, similarly embodies this close awareness of the material. Although he does not eschew plant forms altogether, in this exhibition he favours minimal abstractions with rich colours that sing joyously.