Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This piece by Kerry James Marshall is called Gulf Stream 2003. It's a replica or reworking of an old work done by another artists. That concept is interesting and I'm all for it. However, I was entirely unimpressed with this painting. It's cheesy and campy and didn't demonstrate incredible skill in any way. It's symbolism was too in your face and obvious, making the piece even more ignorant to me. It seemed like an arts and crafts project gone wrong. Especially with the gold glitter!!! EW.