Kara Walker

Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick

By Amber Sesnick, Director of Communications and Marketing at the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville. Kara Walker (b. 1969) is an American contemporary artist, best known for her massive installations of cut paper silhouette tableaux. Her striking silhouette cutouts fill entire walls with imagery that is at first beautiful, then on closer inspection tell a story of deep trauma, hurt, and exploitation. She employs a medium that has traditionally been used by the white elite to depict docile, pleasant scenes and turns it on its head to depict the other side of history—a side that is less palatable, often painful, and frequently left out.
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Nashville Scene

Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick at the Frist Art Museum

The best backhanded compliment I heard all year was that it didn’t even matter that all of the works at the Frist’s outstanding exhibit Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick, From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation were editions — Walker’s art is powerful enough to be moving, even in multiples. But there’s really nothing backhanded about it — Walker is perhaps the most important living artist, and her first solo show in Nashville included more than 80 works created between 1994 and 2019. Each of them showcased Walker’s unmatched ability to speak to the unspeakable.
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Lake Charles American Press

Kara Walker: It feels good to get connected with other people

Kara Walker, a Sulphur resident, uses her extra time to volunteer at SC3 as an adult literacy tutor. The mother of five who home-schools her children said the endeavor is a family affair. “It feels good to get connected with other people and get my kids involved volunteering. Seeing that...
The New Yorker

The New Yorker Festival Preview: Kara Walker

The twenty-second New Yorker Festival kicks off on Monday, welcoming audiences virtually and in person to panel discussions, musical performances, a film screening, and more. The youngest guest, the teen-age pop phenomenon Billie Eilish, is younger than the Festival itself; among her fellow-participants are best-selling authors, activist entertainers, and New York State’s pathbreaking attorney general. The first night concludes with one of the brightest stars in the art world, and the only Festival guest who has both been profiled in the magazine and created a pair of its covers.

The exhibition of Kara Walker: Cut To The Quick at Frist Art Museum

NASHVILLE, TN – Kara Walker, born in Stockton, California, in 1969, is a painter, printmaker, filmmaker, and scholar who focuses her work on gender, race, sexuality, violence, and identity. Her cut-paper silhouette friezes, often black figures on a white wall, are recognized for their direct, violent, aggressive, and disturbing imagery that alludes to the history of American slavery and racism.
Nashville Scene

Five Things To Know About Kara Walker on the Occasion of Her Exhibit at the Frist

Kara Walker is among the most important artists in her generation, and her first solo exhibition in Nashville — the Frist Art Museum’s Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick — is a big deal. That’s not only because Walker is an exceptional talent, but also because her artistic point of view so deftly cuts through conversations about America’s past. We need Kara Walker, now more than ever. Here are five things to know about the artist before you check out the show.
New Times

Third season of NBC's Making It features Central Coast local Kara Walker

Central Coast-based artist and designer Kara Walker was chosen to compete on NBC's current season of Making It. Making It assembles a different group of crafters from around the country to compete with each other in various do-it-yourself crafting challenges. Described in press materials as "a small-town mom with big...
Indiana Daily Student

Black Voices: Black Artists can tackle issues and challenge societal norms. Kara Walker does just that

The Black experience isn’t monolithic. America investigates and looks in retrospect at the Black experience with shows like The People v. The Klan and Driving While Black. A point should be made that there isn’t a common thread in Black people other than culture, history and genetic makeup. All Black men don’t play basketball or football, all Black women don’t wear long nails, lashes or know how to do hair.

NASHVILLE — JUL 23 – OCT 10: Kara Walker: Cut to the Quick

Dates: Friday, July 23, 2021, through Sunday, October 10, 2021. Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; closed Monday through Wednesday. Location: Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. Admission: Frist Art Museum members and guests 18 and under, free; adults,...

“This Is Apartheid”: Kara Walker, Nan Goldin, and 16,000+ Artists Voice Solidarity With Palestine

Kara Walker, Nan Goldin, Simone Leigh, and Yto Barrada are among 16,000 international artists who signed a “Letter Against Apartheid” denouncing Israeli violence against Palestinians. The open letter was drafted by an anonymous collective of six Palestinian artists. It was initially signed by 300 leading Palestinian artists, writers, and filmmakers,...