Curator Gallery Talk: Allen Ruppersberg and Kerry James Marshall
Experience the work of two groundbreaking artists in this curator-led tour of the FRONT exhibitions Allen Ruppersberg: Then and Now and Kerry James Marshall: Works on Paper. Cleveland-born conceptual artist Allen Ruppersberg pays homage to his hometown in photographs taken from the vantage point of billboards across the city—from the roadways along Lake Erie and the steelyards to the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. Installed in light boxes with exposed steel, these new works serve as a reminder of Cleveland’s industrial history. Kerry James Marshall’s work gives visibility to narratives centered on African American identities. See a monumental 12-panel woodcut print and an array of drawings that span the arc of Marshall’s 35-year career, emphasizing his ongoing investigation of public and private space. Led by Reto Thüring, Curator of Contemporary Art at Cleveland Museum of Art.