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Kara Walker Art

"A Subtlety"

Mona R. Washington | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts
Mona R. Washington

Outside the venue, a very long line winds down and around several blocks. Art aficionados wait patiently in the sun. Inside, the exhibition visitors wander and wonder. THE MARVELOUS SUGAR BABY regally inhabits the space.

Kara Walker's Sugar Sphinx Evokes Call From Black Women: ‘We Are Here.'

Colorlines | Posted 06.28.2014 | Black Voices

Kara Walker, the black artist who is known, loved and sometimes begrudged for making slavery-inspired silhouettes, hasn’t said an awful lot in publi...

Kara Walker's Sphinx Is A Missed Opportunity

Jessica Ann Mitchell | Posted 08.13.2014 | Black Voices
Jessica Ann Mitchell

Many recognize Kara Walker's The Subtlety as a fascinating sphinx built in the image of a "Mammy" like caricature. The sphinx, which is made of sugar, is successful in that it's jarring.

Spite Your Face: Zoe As Nina

T. Better Baldwin | Posted 07.27.2014 | Black Voices
T. Better Baldwin

I like Zoe as an actress and as a person that I don't know. I admire her hutzpah as she defends her right to embody Ms. Simone. However, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

Artist Builds Giant Sphinx Out Of Sugar To Pay Tribute To Doomed Brooklyn Landmark

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.09.2014 | Arts

In 1856 the original Domino Sugar Factory was built in Brooklyn, New York, soon to become the largest sugar refinery of its time. Fast forward to toda...

Kara Walker Addresses Art and Controversy at the Newark Public Library

Jessica Kramer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Jessica Kramer

Kara Walker is no stranger to controversy. On Thursday, March 7, 2013, the African-American visual artist addressed a room of more than 100 people in New Jersey's Newark Public Library to talk about her work and its most recent firestorm.

Kara Walker Calls New Exhibit Her 'Never-Ending War With Race'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.23.2013 | Arts

Kara Walker has never really taken to subtle references, voicing her opinions on race, gender and sexuality through striking, often disturbing, imager...

Almost Political By Accident: Artist Kara Walker

Robert Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Robert Ayers

Kara Walker makes some of the most unsettling and thought-provoking art that you'll see anywhere these days. Her principal subject is power and its ab...