Washington, DC’s National Gallery of Art hosts the city’s first solo exhibition of the work of American artist Kerry James Marshall. [Opening today through December 7, 2013] Kerry James Marshall presents 10 paintings and more than 20 works on paper. As a group, these paintings evoke the Middle Passage of slave ships between West Africa and North America, and the themes of immigration, class mobility, and aspiration central to American life.
“Kerry James Marshall is one of the most exciting and celebrated painters currently working in the United States. His art is a reflection on African American history and the reverberations of the past in contemporary life,” said Earl A. Powell III, director, National Gallery of Art, Washington.