• Chromatic Black Crows by Artist Kerry James Marshall Consider the Precarity of Race in America

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    “Black and part Black Birds in America: ” (2020), acrylic on PVC panel, 27 7/8 x 24 3/4 inches. All images © Kerry James Marshall, courtesy of David Zwirner
    Two new paintings by Kerry James Marshall feature a central crow that looms over a botanical backdrop. One or two birdhouses, which have entrances that are too small for the blackbirds to fit through, are perched on the leafy branches along with more petite species. Part of an ongoing series, the acrylic paintings are based on John James Audubon's Birds of America , an archetypal text cataloging 435 life-size watercolors of avian...
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