Dispatch from New Orleans: Kerry James Marshall’s Storefront

The press opening for Prospect 3 kicked off this morning at the Ashé Cultural Arts Center, which has this installation by Kerry James Marshall in the street-facing windows. Entitled “The Manifold Pleasures, and such…,” it’s composed of gold-mirrored Plexiglass tables adorned with gift boxes, greeting cards, and plastic bags from Party City stuffed with shiny bows and ribbons. An intriguing, suitably enigmatic starting point for this Franklin Sirmans–curated  show, which brings 58 artists to 18 locations across New Orleans, and is inspired by Walker Percy’s 1961 novel “The Moviegoer.”  The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday.

— Scott Indrisek (@indrisek)

(Photos: Scott Indrisek)