Charlie Roberts

Sporty Girls

May 17 – June 28, 2013

David Risley Gallery is pleased to announce a solo show of new works by Charlie Roberts.

Charlie is in an open and expansive period of working. This show is filled with up-tempo, energetic bursts of action. Rough hewn wooden sculptures and totem poles. Large oil paintings and paintings on paper. 100 snakes. Piles of coloured wooden balls. The totems are made up of towers of women working in unison to create something between a show of strength and a display. There are all forms of sporting women, individual, co-operative and competitive. The paintings recall Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Ancient Greek and Roman friezes via Alex Katz. Charlie Roberts applies his polymathic skills across genre and technique to make a cohesive,focussed body of work. His various endeavours cross pollinate, building myths amongst themselves.

Charlie Roberts: Born in 1983, Kansas, USA. Lives and works in Oslo, Norway. Education: Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, Canada. Kansas University, USA.

Selected solo exhibitions: 2013 Girl Power - Kravets / Wehby Gallery, New York City. 2012 Y.O.L.O. - VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam. Shoppy-world, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, USA. David Risley Gallery, Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong. 2011 Magic Sticks, Kravets/Wehby Gallery, New York, USA.

Selected group exhibitions: 2012 Zagga Zow - Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto. Extravagant, Shameless, Unlimited - Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam. Recent Acquisitions - Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC. Dessins contemporains surréalistes de Rotterdam - collection du musée Boijmans Van Beuningen - Institut Néerlandais, Paris. 2011 The Multiple Show - VOUS ETES ICI, Amsterdam. Human Nature - Galería espacio mínimo, MadridThrown Together - Kravets / Wehby Gallery, New York City, NY


Charlie Roberts - Juxtapoz Interview