Drawing upon the American Realist tradition, Amy Sherald 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. Sherald considers how these relate to the conceptualization of blackness as it is represented publicly, questioning the representation of black identity, which often negates the complex reality of an interior life.

Tue, Sep 10 – Sat, Oct 26
Hauser & Wirth
548 West 22nd Street
New York, New York 10011