Kerry James Marshall: Painting and Other Stuff… at MuHKA (Oct 4, 2013 – Feb, 2, 2014)

Kerry James Marshall, Mementos, 1999 detail 1 Courtesy Rennie Collection

Works by internationally renowned American artist Kerry James Marshall will be on display at the  MuHKA – Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst in Antwerp from October 4, 2013 until February 2, 2014. The exhibition, “Painting and Other Stuff…” is the largest display of Marshall’s work in Europe to date.

Kerry James Marshall, Lost Boys AKA Black Johnny, 1993 Courtesy of the artist, Jack Shainman Gallery, NY, and Koplin Del Rio, CA

Chicago-based Marshall is considered to be one of the greatest painters of his generation. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and and moved to the Watts neighborhood in South Central Los Angeles. He was raised during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement era which deeply influenced his focus and direction as an artist. Marshall’s work (paintings, sculptures, photography, video,…) center around African-American life and history. As a young artist, he developed a signature style that used very dark, essentially black figures. Other than the consequences of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, his work also incorporates elements of popular culture. He uses an extensive range of art historical references from Renaissance painting to black folk art to comic books to create complex, dramatic works.


Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen
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B-2000 Antwerp
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