Kara Walker Exhibition

Kara Walker, Exodus of Confederates from Atlanta, from the portfolio Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War (Annotated), 2005, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Creating Change Through the Art

KyCAD is honored to present the brilliant works of Kara Walker. An American artist whose work has been considered the most complex and prolific of this generation. Her cut-paper silhouettes depict historical narratives of sexuality, subjugation and violence. She presents the ongoing psychological effects caused by the tragic legacy of slavery through her drawings, paintings, shadow puppetry and sculptures. Kara’s candid investigation of race, gender, sexuality, and violence through silhouetted figures have appeared in numerous exhibitions worldwide.

 “Her work leads viewers to a critical understanding of the past while also proposing an examination of contemporary racial and gender stereotypes.” (Walker Art)

Public viewing of this exhibition has been temporarily postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions, but please enjoy our virtual tour until we open again.