Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
September 6 – October 4, 2008
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jimmy Baker, Delphine Courtillot, Noah Davis, Jeremy Everett, Eberhard Havekost, Adam Janes, Titus Kaphar, Thomas Kiesewetter, Matt Leines, Becca Mann, Barry McGee, Faris McReynolds, Ellen De Meutter, Adam Pendleton, Peter Rogiers, Andrew Schoultz, Ed Templeton, Kehinde Wiley, and Ai Yamaguchi.
Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce the inaugural exhibition, Macrocosm. This group exhibition, consisting of new monumental works by gallery artists, is in celebration of the opening of Roberts & Tilton’s new space in Culver City.
Throughout the history of art, artists and scholars alike have struggled to define the world through representation—the result being the conception of the universe as an all-encompassing, well-ordered cosmos, or “macrocosm.” Composing the macrocosm are smaller microcosms; conversely, the microcosm itself embodies the macrocosm in miniature. Following in this vein, Macrocosm highlights the gallery’s internationally diverse program, expanding on the notion of the cosmos as a whole, comprised of many smaller elements. With contributions by both American and internationally based artists, the exhibition expounds on an immense variety of global, social, and political topics, reflective of the diversity of the world in its entirety. However disparate the artistic styles and concepts of Macrocosm are, the common theme throughout is the affinity among the gallery’s many “microcosms.”
October 11 – November 8, 2008
Ai Yamaguchi For her second exhibition with Roberts & Tilton, Ai Yamaguchi (Japan) will mount recent paintings installed around a central barrel-shaped room, indicative of a traditional Japanese teahouse. The immersive space is covered with interior murals that will allow the viewer to become submerged in Yamaguchi’s extraordinary world.
Noah Davis (Project Space) Sourcing imagery from found photographs, art history and imagination, Noah Davis (United States) both references and creates his own personal history through psychologically driven paintings. Often employing clever disguise, Davis’ scenes of mundane domestic life are simultaneously sardonic and nostalgic. This will be Noah Davis’ first solo exhibition.
November 15 – December 20, 2008
paper. This ambitious selection of work highlights the canon of Templeton’s recent practice.
Matt Leines (Project Space) Following his 2006 exhibition at Roberts & Tilton, Matt Leines (United States) will once again transform the gallery project space into a fantastical environment in which his creatures dwell.