Deborah Roberts — If they come @ Stephen Friedman Gallery
Deborah Roberts, 'Either by the hawk or by the dove; I am the seed and the bloom; Sewed together', 2018

Deborah Roberts — If they come @ Stephen Friedman Gallery


Deborah Roberts, Speak. Mixed Media Collage on Paper, 38×38

Deborah Roberts’ If they come is currently on view at the Stephen Friedman Gallery. Her first solo exhibition uses collages and mixed media to open a discussion on Black bodies being objectified in the media, and uses her art to subvert those media representations. Her collages of Black boys and girls portrays them with power in their stature and gaze, while their collaged composition reflects the misrepresentations they are subject to. Roberts’ poignant piece is a testament to art’s capacity to capture the expansiveness of Black life and the Black experience when created by Black artists themselves. 

If they come

June 7 — July 20 2019

Deborah Roberts

Stephen Friedman Gallery

25—28 Old Burlington Street, London W1S 3AN