In “Double Take,” Newcity Art commissions two or more critics to consider a single topic or exhibition, offering multiple perspectives on complex, timely matters in Chicago’s visual arts.
Lee Ann Norman
Kerry James Marshall mines the major genres of art history—from figuration and landscapes to abstraction and the granddaddy of them all, the history painting—to accomplish a singular goal: inserting black subjects into the art-historical canon without irony, caricature, self-righteousness or shame. “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry,” his first major museum retrospective, reveals some of the major concerns influencing his goal of sparking an artistic revolution. [Read more…]