Born in Birmingham, AL, 1955
Lives and works in Chicago, IL

Kerry James Marshall makes no apologies for focusing on black America in his vibrant, large-scale paintings and sculptures. He opts for representational art over abstraction, yet he tends to portray his central figures in almost complete blackness, blurring many of the distinctive physical details while confronting racial stereotypes, race-based economic disparities, and African mythologies.

Biographical information courtesy of: Corcoran Gallery of Art and Rubell Family Collection

Saturday, February 8, 2014 to Sunday, June 15, 2014