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Shadowbox’s Spotlight for 2015: Kara Walker

Shadowbox’s Spotlight for 2015: Kara Walker

12.14.15

Good Morning! Since it’s the last month of the year, I’ve decided to shake a few things up in the Spotlight Artist post. I’ve combed through this year’s Spotlight posts and one name has been on my mind lately and she has been featured in this blog twice, most recently May of this year. Yes I know, but I think she’s just cool awesome. Kara Walker is the Shadowbox’s Spotlight for 2015. I chose her because I find her work fascinating and interesting. She’s known for creating paper-cut silhouettes, which represented the South. Her works explored racism, sexuality, gender, along with identity and violence. She’s no stranger to controversy, but that means people are interested, right? As always I let the artists’ works speak for themselves……

 

Here is a look at her recent work A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby, an Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant, which was held last year at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, NY, from May 10 – July 6, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

The Sphinx in sugar and other sculptures in molasses….by Kara Walker at the Domino Sugar Factory.

 

 

Walker has been around for a good while and her works will continue to inspire, to talk about, to look at the subjects, no matter how hard it will be. Here are a two links you can look at:

learn.walkerart.org/karawalker

www.artsy.net/artist/karawalker

Enjoy the rest of your Monday and be blessed!

 

 

 

 

 

 

featured and other photo cred: www.thegundgallery.org, www.washingtonpost.com, alanaveryartcompany.com, and art21.org

					
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