From Press Release:
The Kravets/Wehby Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Stacks on Deck a two-person exhibition featuring the work of Nina Chanel Abney and Charlie Roberts. The two artists collaborate towards dedicating the influence of their most recent paintings to their shared taste in rap and hip hop.
Stylistically, each of the painters are relentless inventors of characters, situations, compositions, and dynamic pallets. Similar to the way a rapper and producer prolifically churn out stories, rhymes, rhythms, beats, and samples from different genres of music.
The music of Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy, Chella H, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Chief Keef, Drake, and 2 Chainz, plays an integral role in the way the painters sample decisive rhythm of their images.