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Exhibition September 10 − October 26
Amy Sherald
Amy Sherald documents contemporary African American experiences in the United States through arrests, otherworldly paintings. Picking up portraiture to tease unexpected narratives, she places the black heritage at the center of the history of American art and invites viewers to enter into a complex discussion about accepted concepts of race and identity. People in her paintings are deliberately set and persistent in gaze. Their expressiveness and differences in gestures, clothes and emotional auras reinforce the complex plurality of African-American existence. The constant sense of secrecy and secrecy, preserved in the works of Sherald, requires viewers to think about the thoughts and dreams of the depicted. Debuting with new paintings, this exhibition marks the first personal exhibition of Sherald at Hauser & Wirth.