“I don�t believe in hope,� Kerry James Marshall said�in a recent interview with Wyatt Mason in the NYTimes.��I believe in action. If I�m an apostle of anything: There are always going to be complications, but to a large degree, everything is in your hands.� For students and young�painters�questioning the importance of painting�during�these�dark days of Trump,�Marshall’s endeavor�proves that art�can be�political, personal, and painterly. �His�unstretched, mural-sized canvases that depict the lives and history of black Americans are generally addressed on a political and historical level, but his painting chops�are just as�remarkable.�A�retrospective of his�work, including some recent abstract paintings, is on view through January 29 at the Met Breuer. Don’t miss it.
“Kerry James Marshall: Mastry,” curated by Ian Alteveer. The Met Breuer, Upper East Side, New York, NY. Through January 29, 2017.
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