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    “The African-American family and its heritage has been the content of my work for several years. In large-scale portraits of family and friends I try to aggrandize ordinary people by painting them on a monumental scale.” Fort Worth, Texas-based artist Sedrick Huckaby explores psychology, community, and the human condition in his powerful portraits painted from life. In this exhibition at the Blanton Museum of Art, the artist will show a series of new portraits featuring sitters posing with quilts—a type of object he has painted for years—along with an older, monumental painting of a quilt by itself.

    On view at the Blanton from May 29 to December 5, 2021.

    Image: Sedrick Huckaby, Sonadores (Three Pieces), 2018, oil on canvases, overall: 72 x 72 in., The Harlan R. Crow Family, photo courtesy of Justin Clemons

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