While I’m busy working on paintings for my 2021 collection, I’d thought I’d share with you one of my favorite contemporary artists, Kara Walker.
I first saw Ms. Walker’s work at the Whitney in New York and then again at LACMA.
I remember walking into her exhibit of what appeared to be story book characters in black silhouettes on white walls. Initially I smiled at the fun, cartoonish images. It took a moment before I realized what the images were doing and what I was witnessing.
Ms. Walker exposes the ugliness of America’s history in a way that is powerful, disturbing, brave and wonderful.
Also, please clink on the links below for interviews and additional work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhByMffG9IA Kara Walker “Starting Out”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRkP5rcXtys Kara Walker “A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JKVgfHfrQo Kara Walker & Jason Moran – Sending Out A Signal