Details:

This painting, featuring a Black film director, explores the importance of depicting Black people engaged in activities they aren't frequently shown doing. The artist’s work chronicles facets of Black life, including Black talent, Black “comfort” and Black voice.
Unframed
Signed

① Artwork:

Untitled

This painting, featuring a Black film director, explores the importance of depicting Black people engaged in activities they aren't frequently shown doing.

Glenn Hardy Jr. creates alluring and powerful paintings of Black life liberated from the burdens of racial stereotypes and conflict. The artist idealizes his subjects by deliberately darkening their skin tone, creating a world where Black figures exist in comfort, relaxation, joy and even triumph—free from the realities of existence as a marginalized minority in America. The artist’s work chronicles facets of Black life, including Black talent, Black “comfort” and Black voice. Employing a style influenced by Kerry James Marshall and Ernie Barnes, Hardy's work subverts, transcends and ultimately replaces stereotypical and negative depictions of American Black life.

Specs:

30 inches
40 inches

③ Artist:

Glenn Hardy Jr.

Glenn Hardy Jr.’s paintings depict Black life liberated from American racial stereotypes that depend on conflict. Deliberately darkening their skin tone, the artist creates idealized figures from his subjects in a style that draws from the work of Kerry James Marshall and Ernie Barnes. Hardy’s work chronicles the lives of Black people and Black voices, featuring scenes where joyous figures are comfortable, relaxed and triumphant.

Glenn Hardy Jr.:
Untitled, 2022
Acrylic on canvas
40.0 × 30.0 inches /