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​Kerry James Marshall, Slow Dance

​Kerry James Marshall, Slow Dance, 1992-93, mixed media and acrylic on canvas, unframed: 75-1/4 x 74-1/4 in., lent by the David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago; Purchase, Smart Family Foundation Fund for Contemporary Art, and Paul and Miriam Kirkley Fund for Acquisitions, photograph ©2015 courtesy of The David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago

Artists on Artists: Deana Lawson on Kerry James Marshall

Lecture

​Photographer Deana Lawson creates arresting portraits of perfect strangers. By representing the Black body both intimately and frontally, Lawson makes images that conjure narrative in a truly distinct visual style. With a practice centered on documentation of the familial, human sexuality, and the life cycle itself, Lawson offers some of her own insights into Marshall’s work and representations of the figure on the occasion of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry.

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