Roberts Projects represents mid-career and established artists of international recognition as well as emerging artists. The gallery’s focus is to present a diverse and ambitious program emphasizing museum-quality, installation-based exhibitions. Roberts Projects showcases as well as commissions projects with artists who work using a variety of mediums including but not limited to drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, film and performance. By exhibiting artists across multiple generations and continents, the gallery establishes a discursive critical voice in addressing diverse perspectives of art within a broader context of contemporary artistic practices. In keeping with its priority of championing the contributions of established artists and the potential of young artists alike, the gallery periodically mounts expansive survey shows of historical note.
The gallery’s publication division produces books and catalogues focusing on exhibition surveys, contemporary artists and art historical monographs.
Roberts Projects occupies a 10,000 sq ft historic automobile showroom and features four exhibition spaces, a bookshop, and a permanent site-specific space conceived by the trailblazing artist Betye Saar. Originally the former Max Barish Chrysler-Plymouth showroom, the new space is located at 442 South La Brea Avenue, two blocks north of Wilshire Boulevard. The architectural conversion was realized by the firm of Johnston Marklee which designed Roberts Projects’ Culver City location in 2008. The firm of Buro Happold led the lighting design.