KARA WALKER

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ABOUT ARTIST

Kara Elizabeth Walker is an American contemporary painter, silhouettist, print-maker, installation artist, and film-maker who explores race, gender, sexuality, violence, and identity in her work.

ABOUT GALLERY

Often provocative and humorous, Kara Walker's work explores the tensions and power plays of racial and gender relations. Walker's work engages with historical narratives and the ways in which these stories have been suppressed, distorted and falsified. This exhibition extends her exploration of the brutalising histories of colonialism and slavery, and the political and psychological consequences that accompanies identity formation in contexts of oppression and violence.

KARA WALKER

Four Idioms on Negro Art #4 Primitivism, 2015
Flashe, tempera, and watercolor on paper
77 3/8 × 127 3/8 × 3 1/2 in
196.6 × 323.5 × 9 cm

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