Date(s) - 03/20/2021 - 06/06/2021
Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles
901 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA, 90013
Amy Sherald, one of America’s defining contemporary portraitists, unveils five new paintings in her first West Coast solo exhibition. On view through June 6 at Hauser & Wirth’s Downtown Los Angeles Arts District complex, ‘The Great American Fact’ expands Sherald’s effort to, as the artist states, ‘paint the things I wish to see’ by depicting Black Americans in scenes of leisure and centered in stillness. With these new group portraits and paintings of individuals, Sherald builds upon techniques she employed in her iconic portraits of former First Lady Michelle Obama and Breonna Taylor for Vanity Fair. Through her distinctive use of portraiture and by challenging accepted notions of American identity, Sherald attempts to restore a broader, fuller picture of humanity.
Weekend entry will be allowed on a first come, first served basis. No booking necessary. During the week, visitors are required to book a timed viewing appointment. Weekday booking appointments will be released on a weekly basis.
Weekend Standby Line
Saturday – Sunday, 11 am – 6 pm
First come, first served 15–minute viewings
No booking necessary
Weekday Timed Viewing Appointments
Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 6 pm
Released on weekly basis
*Arrive within 10 minutes of your booking time. Please convene at the 3rd Street entrance.
Also on view by request will be a Book & Printed Matter Lab presentation dedicated to California-based artist Richard Jackson, ‘Richard Jackson: Works with Books.’
COVID-19 Updates: The gallery will reopen at reduced capacity and all viewings will adhere to L.A. County Public Health protocols, including limiting one household into the gallery per timed viewing appointment during the week, designated routes through exhibitions, hand sanitizer stations, and digitized exhibition materials. Masks are mandatory. The courtyard and garden will be closed until further notice.