Ulysses Marshall has been an artist and arts educator for over 30 years. Ulysses works principally in collage and mixed media and his paintings have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, National Vietnam Veterans Museum, John Heinz History Museum, Williams College, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. He received his Bachelor's and Master’s of Fine Arts degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and he is the recipient of the Distinguished Whitney Independent Study Fellowship in New York, the Phillip Morris Fellowship and several Maryland State Art Council Individual Artist Awards.
His work explores different aspects of southern black life and intertwines themes of limited freedom, spiritualism, Africanisms in Black American culture. For this exhibition Marshall has presented a series of mixed media collage style paintings he refers to as “Paper Dolls”. The exhibition will also feature poetry from some of Prince George’s most dynamic poets and spoken word artists paired with these “paper doll” paintings by Ulysses Marshall.
The exhibition is in partnership with the American Poetry Museum and is curated by Fred Joiner, Curator of the American Poetry Museum and Jon West-Bey, Curator of the Prince George’s African American Museum. Visitors are also encouraged to create their own poetry in response to the artwork. Programs associated with the exhibition include poetry readings, lectures, events for kids, and much more.
The exhibition will be on display at the Prince George’s African American Museum’s Gallery 110 from November 30th 2012 until April 13th 2013. For more information call (301) 209- 2981 or email email@example.com or visit the Museum’s website at www.pgaamcc.org.