Sunday, May 25, 2008

Kerry James Marshall

At the Jack Shainman Gallery May 22 - Jul 3, 2008.

Thirty or so years ago, when I was an emerging artist, a young man came up to me and after a brief conversation, asked if he could come by for a studio visit, to which I agreed. That young man, just starting art school, was Kerry James Marshall. For some ineluctable reason I remembered our meeting across the years of lost and faded recollections. As time passed, I lost track of him, so I have been pleasantly surprised to finally see his paintings over the last few years.

The subjects of Kerry Marshall's paintings reflect a meditation on his own cultural experience, expressed using a foil of recognizable art genres to establish the settings for commonly shared life experiences. His paintings exhibit a wry sense of humor along with a poke in the ribs of the art establishment which I personally responded favorably to. It's a nice exhibition.

Kerry James Marshall
Untitled, 2008


Kerry James Marshall
Untitled, 2008
Acrylic on fiberglass
79 x 115.25 x 3 inches


Kerry James Marshall
Untitled, 2008
Acrylic on fiberglass
79 x 115.25 x 3 inches

Bottom two photos from the Jack Shainman Gallery.

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home