February 24, 2021

Amy Sherald To Unveil New Collection of Portraits in First West Coast Solo Show

Amy Sherald, one of America’s most significant modern portraitists, will debut a new collection of paintings in her first solo exhibition on the West Coast, opening March 20 at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles. “The Great American Fact” consists of five works produced in 2020 that encompass Sherald’s technical innovations and distinctive visual language to center Black Americans in scenes of leisure surrounded by stillness. Sherald notes her subjects are positioned as “symbolic tools that shift perceptions of who we are as Americans, while transforming the walls of museum galleries and the canon of art history–American art history, to be more specific.” The show will be open for viewing through June 6, 2021 in the museum’s South Gallery.

“A bucket full of treasures (Papa gave me sunshine to put in my pockets…)” 2020, Oil on canvas, by Amy Sherald. Image courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. 

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