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Bang, 1994. Kerry James Marshall (American, born 1955). Acrylic and collage on canvas; 103 x 114 in. Courtesy of the Progressive Corporation. © Kerry James Marshall. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York.

Marshall: Bang

Sunday, December 20, 2015, 11:00 p.m.–Sunday, March 27, 2016, 11:59 p.m.
Location:  229C Contemporary
Toby's Gallery for Contemporary Art
Gallery 229

About The Event

Generous loan from the Progressive Corporation

Kerry James Marshall became known in the 1990s for his artworks that invoke the grand traditions of history painting of 18th-century Europe. However, Marshall’s work pointedly defies the genre’s hallmark traits. Throughout his already forty-year career, Marshall has often depicted African American subjects—long absent from the traditional narratives of art history—in everyday settings that exude an otherworldly aura. Bang, acquired early in Marshall’s career by the Cleveland-based Progressive Corporation, is one of the artist’s most iconic works. The monumental painting depicts three African American children saluting the American flag in a verdant suburban backyard on the Fourth of July.

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