Amy Sherald: Paintings


Amy Sherald, Well Prepared and Maladjusted, 2008, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist.

On View Sep. 14, 2013 – Dec 29, 2013

Known for her life-sized fantastical portraits of African Americans, Baltimore-based Amy Sherald explores the construction and performance of identity. In the series of paintings on view, the artist stages what she calls “scenes of social ascent and racial descent” that interrogate notions of blackness. Sherald, who was reared in the South, holds a BA from Clark-Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia and an MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore.

Meet Amy as she gives a gallery talk with Dr. Michelle Wilkinson, Director of Collections and Exhibitions on Wed Oct 9, 6:30pm at the museum.

Saturday, September 14 to Sunday, December 29
Amy Sherald, Well Prepared and Maladjusted, 2008, oil on canvas. Courtesy of the artist

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