David Shrobe

Opening: Saturday, Sep 18, 2021 11 am – 6 pm
Saturday, Sep 18 – Oct 30, 2021

451 N. Paulina
Chicago, IL 60622

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New York based David Shrobe creates multi-layered portraits and assemblage paintings made in part from everyday materials that he finds in multiple geographies, and especially from around his familial home. He disassembles furniture, separating wood from fabric and recombines them as supports for collage, painting, and drawing. Through these various modes of production his work brings notions of identity, history, and memory into question, while challenging conventions of classical portraiture. Shrobe produces new narratives, fragmented and nonlinear, that feel intimate and personal without being anchored to a specific time or place.