Kerry James Marshall @ Met Breur
As always, I waited until the closing weekend to see the show that EVERYONE has been talking about. This time, show in question was Kerry James Marshall: Mastry. I really wish I'd gone sooner...so I could go again. I had a lot of feeling/thoughts walking through the galleries:
Wow I've never seen so many people of color inside a Met gallery.
How amazing that there is a line around the block to see this show. I love NY.
These paintings are phenomenal.
Why did I not know about him already?
Yeah... it IS rare to see HAPPY African-American figures in history paintings.
I love his use of color.
The Breur is mounting hit after hit.
I hope somebody buys me this catalogue.
Two paintings have been haunting me:
The title of this painting, Red (If they come in the morning), is a phrase from the last line of a letter James Baldwin wrote to Angela Davis while she was in jail on a FALSE murder charge. A fitting thought for these sad days.
A painting of a painting being installed. An imagined image of American icon HarrietTubman on her wedding day. That black glove ...perfection.