STOLEN

Solo Exhibition by Malik Roberts


Press Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ABXY presents: STOLEN | Solo Exhibition by MALIK ROBERTS
OPENING COCKTAIL: WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 2017 | 6PM-9PM

EXHIBITION OPEN TO PUBLIC: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 9 – WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2017 

Location: ABXY LES | 9 Clinton Street | New York, NY 10002 

NEW YORK, NY : On November 8th, 2017 ABXY will debut a new collection of work by artist MALIK ROBERTS. The show, entitled “STOLEN,” marks Robert’s first solo exhibition. Barker discovered Roberts in 2015 and has been working closely with the artist ever since. His solo show will be the second exhibition at ABXY’s new Lower East Side location. 

Malik Roberts (b. 1990, Brooklyn, NY) is a Brooklyn based painter and multimedia artist creating deconstructed portraits with controversial contemporary subjects, which explore the relationship between visual culture and reality today. In the tradition of artists like Magritte and Richard Prince, Roberts often works with images and conventions recognizable from the media, reframing his appropriated source material to reveal the absurdity of everyday life. While his visual language combines influences of modern and pop art, the artist’s sophisticated compositions provoke engagement rather than astonishment, inviting the viewer to consider the impact of visual media on the consumption of ideas in the Digital Age. For Stolen, Roberts has created a collection of work which explores the misappropriation of black culture in contemporary media.

(below) Event images, Stolen, by Malik Roberts, Opening Night, ABXY Gallery, 2017