Amy Sherald, Sometimes the king is a woman, 2019 © Amy Sherald. Photo: Timothy Doyon

Opening reception: ‘Amy Sherald. the heart of the matter...’

Tue 10 Sep 2019, 6 pm

New York, 22nd Street

We are pleased to invite you to the opening reception of ‘the heart of the matter…,’ Amy Sherald’s 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. The artist 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.

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