Kara Walker: The wilder shores

  Kara Walker at Sikkema Jenkins, installation view.

“This new work is also an object lesson for artists. Walker’s discipline and willingness to return to something as fundamental, intimate, and seemingly mundane as drawing—a medium that’s all about the marvels of movement, often passed over in the rush to new media—are remarkable. The astonishing ­reminder is that something so primitive and simple can take us to the wilder shores of consciousness, pain, and the imagination.”

–Jerry Saltz in New York

I agree.

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Dust Jackets for the Niggerati- and Supporting Dissertations, Drawings submitted ruefully by Dr. Kara E. Walker,” Sikkema Jenkins, New York, NY. Through June 11, 2011.

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  1. This is one of the best shows I've seen in ages. It is profound. Kara Walker never fails to be courageous. Thanks for posting this.

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