Capp Street Project: Kara Walker

April 03, 1999 to May 15, 1999

Kara Walker is best known for her explorations of antebellum race relations and slave plantation mythologies depicted through 19th-century-style black cutout silhouettes. Her work premiered on the West Coast in 1997 in Kara Walker: Upon My Many Masters-An Outline organized by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work has been featured in numerous other exhibitions at such venues as The Drawing Center, The Renaissance Society, the Walker Art Center and the Whitney Museum of American Art. A recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation "genius" award, she was featured on the recent PBS six-part series "I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African-American Arts."