Kerry James Marshall
October 25, 2016—January 29, 2017
Alabama-born and Chicago-based artist Kerry James Marshall receives the biggest retrospective of his career with Mastry, Met Breuer’s extensive survey featuring eighty artworks, among which include seventy-two paintings. While African American experience, with its social, political, and cultural implications, remains the core of Marshall’s stunning body of work, the portrait of human condition on global scale is what the painter seeks to address.
"Marshall’s work illustrates the American experience as unimaginable without black history and culture. Through the tropes of traditional painting—portraiture, landscape, and other narrative modes—he builds a conversation around visibility and invisibility.” says the exhibition curator Ian Alteveer. Additionally, Kerry James Marshall Selects, forty artworks selected by James out of the museum’s collection, will accompany the exhibition, supplementing the museum’s celebration of the artist’s enduring work.