Kara Walker Will Mount A Show At The Domino Sugar Refinery

Rejoice! Kara Walker, she of the breathtaking and controversial silhouettes, will launch a massive show in the Domino Sugar Refinery on May 10th. Entitled A Subtly…Or The Marvelous Sugar Baby, the show will be a major departure from her well-known cutouts and feature “an homage to the unpaid and overworked artisans who have refined our sweet tastes…on the occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant.”

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The installation will fill the 90,000 square feet of space in the refinery, which for years has been at the center of a battle to preserve parts of Williamsburg’s riverfront from residential encroachments.

Walker is a celebrated artist whose depictions of race relations, sexuality, violence and identity earned her a MacArthur Genius Grant in 1997 at the age of 28. She currently has a solo exhibition at the Camden Arts Centre in the UK and A Subtly… will be her first U.S. exhibition since 2013’s Rise Up Ye Mighty Race! at Art Institute Chicago.

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