Gal’s Guide Podcast – Kara Walker

It’s Black History month and a new group of gal-pals have joined together to share 1 cool thing. This week Bonnie shines a light on artist Kara Walker’s who work with silhouettes, sugar sculpture, and puppets are more than meets the eye.

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Show Notes

  • This month’s Gal Pals are: Kim Thatcher, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Edan Evans de Roziere, and Rebecca Berfanger.
  • Bonnie’s 1 cool thing is artist Kara Walker
  • View Kara work and hear about her process on Art 21

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  • “Her art is so heavy on light pieces of paper”
  • A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby sculpture as well as the selfie controversy.
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A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby by Kara Walker Photo by Dan Nguyen

  • Little Figures Melting
  • Musical Cart
  • At the MOMA. The title of work is Gone, An Historical Romance of Civil War As it Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of Young Negress and Her Heart
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Gone, An Historical Romance of Civil War As it Occurred Between the Dusky Thighs of Young Negress and Her Heart by Kara Walker Installation at the MOMA

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