A Window In: Kara Walker

 

Though it may be a cliche, Kara Walker’s work is unforgettable. Once seen, the imagery is forever in the mind’s eye, evoking a range of emotions. She does not shy from the provocative as she attempts to wrestle with themes of race, gender, violence, and sexuality. It’s no wonder Walker is the focus of seven Art21 videos. Each footage captures the artist as she creates a new piece including the monumental public project, A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY.

Walker is a contemporary painter, silhouettist, printmaker, installation artist, and filmmaker based out of New York City. She is currently serving a five-year term as Tepper Chair in Visual Arts at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. 

South Dallas Cultural Center presents A Window In: A look at Contemporary Art of the African Diaspora. Each week, SDCC will feature a curated list of videos from ART 21: Art in the Twenty First Century that highlight artists of the African Diaspora. From topics of Power and Truth to Love and Loss, these artists explore and expand the bounds of what art is and could be.