The Art & Activism of Marion Perkins: To See Reality in a New Light (9780883783467)
The Art and Activism of Marion Perkins: "To see reality in a new light" edited by Julia Perkins, Michael Flug and David Lusenhof preserves the art of Marion Perkins (1908-1961), a self-taught sculpture who became one of the most important visual artists in the Chicago Renaissance. Now fifty years after his death, Perkins work has inspired a new audience of artists, art enthusiast and art historians to study the rich cultural history of Chicago's black artists and writers. This book includes commentary, photography and documents from the 2009 year-long exhibit held at the Chicago Public Library's Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Third World Press was pleased to partner with the Harsh Society on the production of this book, which will serve as the official archival record of the exhibit.On preserving the art and legacy of Marion Perkins"Through his art, Marion Perkins imparted social and political commentary on the injustices and challenges faced by African Americans during the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. This catalogue is a tribute to the man and the exhibition "'to see reality in a new light' the Art & Activism of Marion Perkins," which marked the first comprehensive survey of his legacy and contribution to the landscape of American art." --Julia Perkins
Publisher: Third World Press (10/30/2013)
Paperback: 40 pages
Item Weight: 0.46lbs
Dimensions: 11.00h x 8.54w x 0.10d
About the Author
Julia Perkins is the founder and chief strategist of MBMD Strategic Consultants LLC. Julia previously served as community programs director at The Art Institute of Chicago. Julia received her B.A. in Marketing Research from DePaul University and M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Perkins is the coauthor of ""Mapping Cultural Participation in Chicago,"" University of Chicago Cultural Policy Center.
Michael Flug, the senior archivist with the Chicago Public Library's Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection who retired in 2010 after 21 years of service, helped build a vast collection of African-American history and literature.
Lusenhop founded Lusenhop Fine Art in 1989 after leaving the Richmond Art Museum (Indiana) where he served as Assistant Director. Following thirteen years in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lusenhop relocated to Chicago where he directed Robert Henry Adams Fine Art from 2002 through 2006. From 2007 through 2010, he ran a public gallery space in downtown Chicago.David Lusenhop has served as curator, co-curator, or consultant for museum and public art center exhibitions.