30 Americans: Kara Walker

Author: Arkansas Arts CenterFiled under: ExhibitionsLeave a Comment

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4 Days to 30 Americans

(born 1969)

With a cursory glance, Kara Walker’s black cut-paper silhouettes look like benign nineteenth-century antebellum scenes or Walt Disney cartoon characters from such classic pieces as the 1946 film Song of the South. A closer, probing investigation reveals the underlying terror surrounding race, gender, and sexual identity politics in America.

Learn more about the 30 Americans exhibition at http://arkansasartscenter.org/30-Americans.

Learn more about Walker at http://www.art21.org/artists/kara-walker.

Kara Walker

photo: Sari Goodfriend, http://creativetime.org

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