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Kerry James Marshall: Mastry by
This volume celebrates the work of Kerry James Marshall, one of America's greatest living painters. Born in Birmingham, Alabama before the passage of the Civil Rights Act and witness to the Watts riots in 1965, Marshall has long been an inspired and imaginative chronicler of the African American experience. Best known for large-scale interiors, landscapes, and portraits featuring powerful black figures, Marshall explores narratives of African American history from slave ships to the present and draws upon his deep knowledge of art history from the Renaissance to twentieth-century abstraction, as well as other sources such as the comic book and the muralist tradition.
Kerry James Marshall: Mementos by
Kerry James Marshall's "Mementos" is a sadly beautiful reminder of the Civil Rights movement - a reminder that provokes us to question the closed-book, "memorial" status that history has attributed to this moment of inspired social action. In Marshall's banner-like paintings appear bittersweet visions of 30 years past, in which the heroes of modern black history appear as ghosts frozen in time, and in oversized stamps, the empowering slogans of the movement are rendered uncomfortably silent.
Kerry James Marshall: Moving the Outside Inside
This article offers information on the art of Kerry James Marshall, including topics such as blackness in contemporary art and the Black Arts movement, requiems of the Black Liberation movement in art exhibitions of Marshall, and his artistic activism and global post-colonial critique for black race.
Kerry James Marshall
This article investigates how Kerry James Marshall's polymorphous and art historically conscious practice can be positioned within the discourse on blackness in contemporary art. It examines how his work, which is steeped in black history and black popular culture, embraces blackness as a signifier of difference to critically address the marginalization of blacks in the visual sphere.