Cover image for Kerry James Marshall
Title:
Kerry James Marshall
Author:
Marshall, Kerry James, 1955-
Publication Information:
New York : H.N. Abrams, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780810935273
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library ND237.M24623 A35 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
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Summary

Summary

An illustrated monograph on the work of Kerry James Marshall, painter, photographer, print maker, and installation artist. Marshall's work explores contemporary African-American experience through lyrical, Matissian images.


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Booklist Review

A quote from Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man inaugurates this superb treatise on the pictorially rich, intellectually spiky, and altogether masterful work of African American artist Marshall, who has as much to say about art as he does about racial identity and representation. Between Marshall's own forceful essay and the illuminating contributions of contemporary art curator Terrie Sultan and artist and filmmaker Arthur Jafa, readers will discern the genesis of Marshall's belief that old-fashioned technical proficiency and true clarity of intent are essential to making authentic art. Having declared early on that each figure he painted would be black and each image would be one "that spoke directly to the issue of blackness," Marshall has created dramatic and arch narrative works that bring about collisions between white middle-class iconography and symbols of black culture both genuine and imposed. And he has deliberately linked his work to art's grand tradition, subtly alluding to such masters as Rembrandt and Jacob Lawrence. Donna Seaman


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