Kerry James Marshall
Along The Way

Image credit: The Lost Boys, Kerry James Marshall, 1993

Kerry James Marshall’s first solo show in the UK presents collages, large scale paintings, drawings and prints from the 1970s to the present day.


 

Marshall draws upon a wide range of sources such as African-American history, literature, films, music and comic books, as welll as western art history and classical mythology to create what has been described as ‘a meditation on black aesthetics’. His principal subject is the black figure, which he injects into the mainstream of western painting where previously it had been peripheral. His paintings erupt with a explosion of narratives and textures, interweaving aspects of art history and American History.