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Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power
Curated by: Jessi DiTillio
1430 Johnson Lane
Eugene, OR 97403


January 25th - April 6th
Opening: 
January 24th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Untitled (Scene #18 from Emancipation Approximation portfolio), Kara WalkerKara Walker,
Untitled (Scene #18 from Emancipation Approximation portfolio),
1999–2000
© Courtesy of the artist & The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
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Kara Walker is one of the most successful and widely known contemporary African American artists today; she is remarkable for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender, and sexuality and the media with which she pursues her studies. Though mainly celebrated for her provocative installations, composed of cut-paper silhouettes, Walker’s work in other media is equally strong and expands on the many powerful themes and questions of her practice. Drawn from Jordan Schnitzer’s collection, the exhibition includes several of Walker’s large-scale print series, cut-steel sculptures, a wall painting, and a video.  The works selected display the range of approaches Walker has taken to exploring the legacy of slavery for contemporary American identity.   “Emancipating the Past” is organized by the JSMA and curated by Jessi DiTillio, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the JSMA, and an alumna of University of Oregon’s graduate program in the History of Art and Architecture

Kara Walker is one of the most successful and widely known contemporary African American artists today; she is remarkable for her radical engagement with issues of race, gender, and sexuality and the media with which she pursues her studies. Though mainly celebrated for her provocative installations, composed of cut-paper silhouettes, Walker’s work in other media is equally strong and expands on the many powerful themes and questions of her practice. Drawn from Jordan Schnitzer’s collection, the exhibition includes several of Walker’s large-scale print series, cut-steel sculptures, a wall painting, and a video.  The works selected display the range of approaches Walker has taken to exploring the legacy of slavery for contemporary American identity.   “Emancipating the Past” is organized by the JSMA and curated by Jessi DiTillio, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the JSMA, and an alumna of University of Oregon’s graduate program in the History of Art and Architecture. - See more at: http://jsma.uoregon.edu/KaraWalker#sthash.03OCank9.dpuf

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