september, 2019

10sepallday26octAmy Sherald | The Heart of the Matter...

Amy Sherald, Sometimes the king is a woman, 2019. Oil on canvas, 137.2 x 109.2 x 6.4 cmm. Photo: Timothy Doyon © Amy Sheral

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‘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

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

Time

September 10 (Tuesday) - October 26 (Saturday)

Location

Hauser & Wirth

New York, 22nd Street, 548 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

Organizer

Hauser & Wirth New York, 22nd Street, 548 West 22nd Street, New York 10011

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