David Shrobe: Natural Sovereignty

SURFACE, Design Dispatch, February 5, 2024

Shrobe leaves his mark on the portraiture tradition with vibrant works that cross boundaries between assemblage, collage, drawing, and painting. Oral histories, online archives, and family portraits inform the New York-based artist’s interpretation of the discipline recast with hues of orange, green, and gray, as well as found objects such as tabletops, flooring, and textiles. By drawing from late 19th- and early 20th-century photography, Shrobe bolsters the visual history of Black, Indigenous, and people of color being depicted with autonomy, dignity, and humanity.


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