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Kara Walker

Social and politically charged art has a controversial curiosity to it. Like the driver that slows down when passing a crash, even the most turned off viewers can’t help but look. Regarding this, the desire on behalf of the artist is usually to make a visual point using a socially shocking or upsetting but real topic to keep the viewer absorbed. In today’s art world where much is accepted, it is interesting ďŹ nd some artists still capable of alarming their audience to attention. Kara Walker is one such artist, who has managed to merge traditional style with pointed content that has amazed some and repulsed others.

Text: Nikki Sclair Images: Kara Walker Image of Kara Walker: Cameron Wittig

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