“[Kerry James] Marshall’s Garden Project series, five enormous canvases produced in 1994 and 1995, is one of the great painting cycles of our period….Before seeing the group installed together, as it is in MASTRY, one might have thought it impossible for contemporary painting to simultaneously occupy a position of beauty, difficulty, didacticism, and formalism with such power. There are really no other American painters who have taken on such a project.” — Carroll Dunham*
On the occasion of the Museum of Contemporary Art exhibition KERRY JAMES MARSHALL: MASTRY, the Colburn School welcomes Marshall and Helen Molesworth—chief curator at MOCA—for a public conversation.
MASTRY—organized by Molesworth, Ian Alteveer (associate curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), and Dieter Roelstraete (guest curator for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago)—is Marshall’s first major retrospective exhibition in the United States.
Thursday, March 30 at 7 pm.
Zipper Hall, Colburn School, 200 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.
Through July 3.
MOCA Grand Avenue, 250 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.
*Carroll Dunham, “The Marshall Plan,” Artforum, January 2017, 184–185.