"Mementos" (1998)

"Mementos," 1998
Installation at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago
Over-sized stamps and "Souvenir" series
Courtesy Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

"I wouldn't say that I never think about beauty as an aesthetic issue. But I certainly think it's a much more complicated issue then it's imagined to be. I think sometimes when people think of beauty they think of prettiness as a sign of beauty, but it's a lot more complicated and a lot deeper than that."

- Kerry Jaems Marshall