STORYTELLING BY KERRY JAMES MARSHALL

by Ariadna Zierold

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Kerry James Marshall uses painting, sculptural installations, collage, video, and photography to comment on the history of black identity both in the United States and in Western art. He is well known for paintings that focus on black subjects historically excluded from the artistic canon, and has explored issues of race and history through imagery ranging from abstraction to comics.

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“It is possible to transcend what is perceived to be the limitations of a race-conscious kind of work. It is a limitation only if you accept someone else’s foreclosure from the outside. If you plumb the depths yourself, you can exercise a good deal of creative flexibility. You are limited only by your ability to imagine possibilities.” – Kerry James Marshall

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Weakness Wednesday: The Streets “Blinded By the Lights”

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This was Mike Skinner at his storytelling, scene-creating best, at the heart of his epic A Grand Don’t Come For Free, with “Blinded By the Lights.” His vocals seem to dissolve into the drug haze as the track goes on, makes the beat follow his double-pill ingestion, and it just floats off into the next track. A solid song.

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