Deborah Roberts: If they come

6 June 2019 - 26 July 2019

Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present American artist Deborah Roberts' first solo exhibition at the gallery and in Europe. Combining collage with mixed media, Roberts' figurative works depict the complexity of black subjecthood and explore themes of race, identity and gender politics. The exhibition is accompanied by a new publication featuring an essay by Daniella Rose King, Whitney-Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Roberts will have a major solo exhibition at The Contemporary Austin, Texas in September 2020.


Denzil Forrester: A Survey

23 April 2019 - 29 May 2019
Stephen Friedman Gallery is pleased to present a survey exhibition of large-scale paintings from the past 40 years by Grenada born, British artist Denzil Forrester. Forrester's first exhibition with the gallery includes new and historical work and is accompanied by a substantial new publication. Forrester's vibrant, colourful works immortalise the dynamic energy of the London reggae and dub nightclub scene during the early 1980s, a subject that has endured throughout four decades of the artist's practice.

 


Wayne Gonzales

15 March 2019 - 13 April 2019

Private View: Thursday 14 March, 6-8pm

Wayne Gonzales' fifth solo exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery comprises paintings that interrogate American history. Produced between 2015 and 2019, all of the works in the exhibition share an inherent ‘American-ness' in terms of subject matter and sensibility. Drawing on source material from his own photographs, and those by iconic modernists including Walker Evans and Charles Sheeler, Gonzales' meticulously crosshatched paintings critically examine the contemporary American landscape.

Out of This World

7 February 2019 - 2 March 2019
In February 2019, Stephen Friedman Gallery will bring together a group exhibition of international female artists who are currently shaping the language of figuration: Heidi Hahn, Donna Huddleston, Becky Kolsrud, Naudline Pierre, Mathilde Rosier and Antonia Showering. The works in the exhibition explore how each artist taps into the ethereal realms of fantasy, dreams and the unconscious mind to challenge preconceived notions of gender and identity.