Through her portraits, Amy Sherald explores the ways people construct and perform their identities in response to political, social, and cultural expectations. Her work offers a critical view of African American cultural history and the representation of the African American body. Known for using a grayscale palette to paint skin tones, Sherald challenges the concept of color-as-race. Sherald will be in conversation with Dorothy Kosinski, Director of The Phillips Collection.
Note: This conversation will take place at the David C. Driskell Center, located on campus at the University of Maryland in College Park.