Kara Walker: Put This on Your Calendar Now
by Geoff Kelly - posted 7:23 pm, February 11, 2009
Starting Sunday, Feruary 15, the Castellani Museum on the campus of Niagara University hosts an exhibition of prints by Kara Walker, done in the style of the artist’s famous cut-out silhouettes treating sexual relationships, violence, and racial iconography in the antebellum South. Beautiful and scathing, Walker’s work first gained attention in the mid 1990s. She was the subject of a major exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2007. The image above comes from that.
The work is on loan to the Castellani from the collection of the Albright-Knox. The show runs through May 31, and there’s an opening reception on Sunday, February 22.