All posts tagged: 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 …

May Spotlight Artist: Kara Walker

May 12, 2015 Good Morning everyone! Kara Walker is this month’s Spotlight Artist. She is known to create panoramic friezes of cut-paper silhouettes, black figures against a white wall, of colonialism, of the antebellum South. Here are the facts on this contemporary artist…..   Received her BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. In 1994, Walker’s first mural, Gone, An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart, which was a cut-paper silhouette mural, presenting old-timey south filled with sex and slavery.     By 27, she was the second youngest recipient of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant. Her works have addressed the history and racism, gender, sexuality, through violent and unsettling imagery.   Since 2001, Walker is a professor of Visual Arts in the MFA program at Columbia University. You can go to learn.walkerart.org/karawalker for more.   The last video is 1:17:37, so be ready to sit awhile …

Editor’s Desk: May 2015

May 1, 2015 Volume 2 / Number 5 Hello….May is here! The four months have flown by fast and we’re moving along here at Shadowbox. Notice some changes to the site? Well I’m getting the hang of this theme, but there still some bugs that need to be tackled. As you know, I’ve added film, photography, and music to the site. All three have their own artistic creativity. Just different forms of art. Some may not think that, but I do. Your creating something in the form of film, photography, music, writing, etc. So yeah there all forms of art. I’m getting some information on the London Art Fair 2016, for those that are interested, I will being sharing information through out this year, so that way you guys can be ready. There are a list of independent or indie films that Indiewire has listed. There are forty, yes 40 films they are excited about. This month’s Spotlight Artist is Kara Walker, I’ve posted about her during Black History month, but she’s getting her own …

Black History Feature: Kara Walker

February 14, 2014 Good Morning! Weekend eeeeeee! For some of you just catching up, every Saturday of February, Shadowbox will feature African-Americans in illustration, photography, poetry, short story, you name it. Today we have Kara Walker. I’m just gonna let her work speak……   Here is her most recent work, her first sculpture called 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. Man….I wish I could’ve seen this!             I hope you loved this feature. You can visit the Walker Art Center website at: learn.walkerart.org/karawalker. If any of you went to this exhibition last year, feel free to share all about it. Till next week! featured image courtesy of Aymann Ismail/ANIMALNewYork