Kara Walker at The Whitney.

Kara Walker, You Do

I just booked my next trip back to New York and damnit!– I’m going to just miss Kara Walker’s retrospective at The Whitney. Equal parts whimsy and malice, her silhouettes sing horrifying narratives of slavery, incest, murder, rape, bestiality. They’re deeply beautiful and deeply disturbing at the same time; you can’t help but be blown away by her talent, intelligence and courage. I first stumbled upon her tiny exhibit at the Met many years ago and was held captive in that room—her work is mesmerizing as a socio-political commentary as well as for it’s incredible precision. Not to be missed.


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