'I look at America's heart - people, landscapes, and cityscapes - and I see it as an opportunity to add to an American art narrative...I paint because I am looking
‘I look at America’s heart – people, landscapes, and cityscapes – and I see it as an opportunity to add to an American art narrative…I paint because I am looking for versions of myself in art history and in the world.’
Amy Sherald documents contemporary black experience through arresting, otherworldly paintings. Drawing upon the American Realist tradition, she subverts the medium of portraiture to tease out unexpected narratives and situate black heritage centrally in the story of American art. With ‘the heart of the matter…,’ her inaugural exhibition with Hauser & Wirth, Sherald debuts a suite of new paintings that reinforces the multiplicities of African-American life and invites viewers to reconsider commonly accepted notions of race and representation.
Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth
September 10 (Tuesday) - October 26 (Saturday)
Hauser & Wirth
New York, 22nd Street, 548 West 22nd Street, New York 10011
Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, 548 West 22nd Street, New York 10011