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MAXIMILÍANO DURÓN , ARTnews , May 6, 2022

Artist David Shrobe was born and raised in Harlem in the home that his family has owned since the late 1800s, when they were among the first homeowners in Harlem. These assemblaged canvases feature rich textiles, frames, and other objects that he finds near his studio, also based out of the family home. These remarkable mixed-media canvases, in which textile and paint meld to create stunning portraits, look to provide viewers with a portal to another world, an alternative history of sorts populated by Black people who exude an air of regality, beauty, and joy.