Kara Walker has created something monumentally brilliant and if you are in New York, you simply must not miss it! Her latest exhibition at the Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn ends on July 6th - and is free. New York has had many amazing art exhibits - those etched in my memory are Jacob Lawrence at the Whitney, Basquiat at The Brooklyn Museum, The Motorcycle exhibit at the Guggenheim, Kara's silhouttes also at The Whitney, and now A Subtlety, Kara's disturbingly beautiful homage to slaves during the sugar trade from the Caribbean to this this country. The sugar factory, which is slated to be demolished shortly after the exhibit ends, is in itself a stunningly raw and rustic marvel. Creative Time, a non-profit art organization, could not have selected a better artist to create something for this venue - it's as though the building would not be destroyed without an acknowledgement of its rich history. Kara delivered, and we found ourselves not wanting to leave because we knew that once we did, we would never experience anything quite like this again. On our way out, I spoke with two older wise women who said that this exhibit will live on in our memories and images taken - and so it shall!
All images by: Trae Bien