Robert Kelly: Black on Bone - Selected Works

28 September - 4 November 2016 Exhibitions

Sophia Contemporary is pleased to announce Black on Bone - Selected Works, the first solo exhibition in London of renowned American abstract artist Robert Kelly (b. 1956) featuring fifteen paintings at their Mayfair gallery. Four additional works from the artist’s Nocturne series (1999) will also feature at Sophia Contemporary’s booth at Frieze Masters Collections, a section of the fair featuring galleries selected by Sir Norman Rosenthal, from 6 – 9 October. Alongside Kelly’s works the gallery’s stand will feature fifty works of extremely rare Constructivist and Suprematist Russian porcelain and sculptures drawn from the collection of Vladimir Tsarenkov, the father of Sophia Contemporary’s co-founder Vassili Tsarenkov. The juxtaposition of masterpieces of the Russian Avant-Garde, including works by Kazimir Malevich, with Robert Kelly’s intricate paintings will create an exciting dialogue between the Russian pioneers of abstract art and contemporary American geometric abstraction.