Hauser & Wirth: Amy Sherald the heart of the matter...


Amy Sherald documents contemporary African-American experience in the United States through arresting, otherworldly paintings. Subverting the medium of portraiture to tease out unexpected narratives, she situates black heritage centrally in the story of American art and invites viewers to engage in a complex debate about accepted notions of race and representation. The individuals in her paintings are deliberately posed, dramatically staged, and assertive in gaze. Their expressiveness and the variations in their gestures, clothing, and emotional auras, reinforce the complex multiplicities of African-American existence. The persistent sense of privacy and mystery maintained in Sherald’s work requires viewers to ponder the thoughts and dreams of those depicted. Debuting new paintings, this exhibition marks Sherald’s first solo presentation with Hauser & Wirth.

Start Date
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
End Date
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Hauser & Wirth NY

Hauser & Wirth: Amy Sherald the heart of the matter...

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