Kerry James Marshall: Mementos (2000)
60 pp., 13 color, 6 b/w illus., hardcover
This catalogue of the Renaissance Society's 1998 exhibition of Mementos features magnificent reproductions illuminating the stunning detail and formal grace of Marshall's work. In addition, Cheryl I. Harris, UCLA professor of law, offers a poignant account of Marshall's imagery in light of recent history and Richard J. Powell, Professor of Art and Art History at Duke University, walks us through the exhibition installation, weaving memory and metaphor into the rich fabric of Marshall's work. Included also are excerpts from Will Alexander's Hambone #7, and Above the Human Nerve Domain, which infuse the ethereality of Marshall's imagery and its powerful message to transcend history in a revolution of the spirit.