Kerry James Marshall, an American artist, has spent a lifetime combatting the continual exclusion of black figures in the Western painting canon. Marshall has challenged the status quo by creating black figures, in a wide array of settings, using representational and figurative painting. Now, art lovers can view Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA) which features 80 works by Marshall. The exhibition chronologically maps out Marshall’s artistic development while also exploring evolving ideas about race. Mastry is full of large-scale paintings that begin to fill the void of representation while providing breathtaking images - don’t miss this opportunity to see this beautiful exhibit.
Kerry James Marshall: Mastry at MOCA Grand Avenue from March 12th - July 3rd, 2017.