A photo of the artist Kerry James Marshall in his studio in 2016.

”In a New Series, Kerry James Marshall’s Black Birds Take Flight‘‘

Artists in the News

“The crow meeting, which started out as research, somehow edged into a metaphysical encounter with deeper meanings, and it now informs Mr. Marshall’s newest series of paintings. His first two canvases officially debut Thursday in an online show, Studio: Kerry James Marshall, at David Zwirner Gallery.

As he has for decades, Mr. Marshall, 64, has harnessed history, especially the history of painting, in these new canvases: They are his reimagining of John James Audubon’s landmark series, Birds of America, the painstakingly rendered 435 watercolors made in the first half of the 19th century, significant achievements in the fields of both ornithology and art.’’

Read the full article in The New York Times

Image: Kerry James Marshall, 2016. Photo by Lyndon French

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