Art Report:: Kara Walker

I first saw Kara's work a couple of months ago in one of the interior design magazines. Her piece was displayed on the wall of a nicely decorated dinning room. These bold silhouette's are show stoppers and on second glance you'll definetely notice the "nightmarish" fantasy.."Kara Walker is a contemporary African American artist who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence and identity in her work. She is best known for her room-size tableaux of black cut-paper silhouettes." Wiki"Walker's silhouette images work to bridge unfinished folklore in the Antebellum South, raising identity and gender issues for African American women in particular. However, because of her confrontational approach to the topic, Walker's artwork is reminiscent of Andy Warhol's Pop Art during the 1960s (indeed, Walker says she adored Warhol growing up as a child). Her nightmarish yet fantastical images incorporate a cinematic feel."
Kara Walker Online

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