‪#‎arte‬ | ‪#‎blacklove‬: “Slow Dance” (1992-93) – Kerry James Marshall

«The blackness of my figures is supposed to be unequivocal, absolute and unmediated. They are a response to the tendency in the culture to privilege lightness.

The lighter the skin, the more acceptable you are. The darker the skin, the more marginalised you become.

I want to demonstrate that you can produce beauty in the context of a figure that has that kind of velvety blackness. It can be done.» (K.J. Marshall)