Roberts Projects

For a Long Time...

04 Jun - 06 Aug 2011

Hamish Fulton, "The Names of Seven Men. Nepal", 2009, Pencil and colored pencil on paper, 7 x 7 in. Courtesy of the artist and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Marina Abramović, Vito Acconci, Hamish Fulton, Whitney Hubbs, Erica Love,
Raymond Pettibon & Kehinde Wiley

Opening Reception Saturday, June 4th, 6 - 8pm

Roberts & Tilton is pleased to announce For a Long Time... Works included in the exhibition examine varying periods of duration in which stamina is physically and psychologically confronted. Combining performative works by performance-based and non-performance-based artists, the exhibition includes video, photography, text and docu-works.

Kehinde Wiley’s Smile, a video created while a student at Yale University, challenges four men, each in a separate quadrant of the screen, to smile directly into the camera’s lens for one full hour. As the minutes pass, the smile gradually contorts; the “smile” muscles spasm and each model’s performance becomes a strenuous test of endurance. Similarly, in her 2009 video, Remote Control, Erica Love holds her hand in careful position, mirroring the truffle wielding hand on the cover of Barbara Kruger’s book, Remote Control: Power, Cultures and the World of Appearances. Love’s hand shifts and spasms during the film’s duration, determined by the length of Love’s stamina. Photographer, Whitney Hubbs, presents two recent films, Untitled, 2011. These short, repetitive films display a literal test of endurance and self-determination—two athletes pushing themselves to physical limitation in two dueling monitors. Docu-works by Hamish Fulton illustrate the artist’s walking pieces, conducted throughout the world. The artworks that accompany Fulton’s journeys manifest in the form of wooden wall sculpture, text and graphic based works. Through this diversity of media from an intergenerational group of artists, perceptions of time are further examined.

Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am – 6:00pm. For additional information, please contact Lauren Kabakoff at or 323.549.0223.

Tags: Marina Abramović, Vito Acconci, Hamish Fulton, Barbara Kruger, Raymond Pettibon, Kehinde Wiley