For Marshall, social responsibility means creating artworks that both celebrate and unravel the black experience in America. Marshall’s twenty-five year practice is characterized by historically informed explorations of the representation of the black figure in pictorial space, and an investigation of the critical pretensions of the fine art establishment in which he participates.
An introduction to the works of the painter, photographer, printmaker, and installation artist Kerry James Marshall. Catalogue for his first Canadian solo exhibition that ran from May 8, 2010 through January 3, 2011. Features a foreword by Kathleen S. Bartels and an introduction by Jeff Wall, both of whom were curators of this show. Includes numerous illustrations, checklist, and biographical notes.
By Kathleen S.Bartels, Jeff Wall and Kerry James Marshall
9.25 x 11.25 inches
Vancouver Art Gallery