A Subtlety by Kara Walker | AllegraNoir.com

A Sugar Sphinx in Brooklyn

In Artby Cinnamon McCullum

I had a great time in Williamsburg this past weekend. It’s been a while since I visited that neck of the woods and a close friend and I went on an adventure to see Kara Walker’s large scale Sugar Sphinx at the Domino Sugar factory. The space is massive and the smell of sticky sweetness will roll over you the moment you enter. Surrounded by concrete, rusted steal and some lovely textures are Walkers creations.

At the behest of Creative Time, Kara E. Walker has confected: A Subtlety or the Marvelous Sugar Baby …a Homage to the unpaid and overworked Artisans who have refined our Sweet tastes from the cane fields to the Kitchens of the New World on the Occasion of the demolition of the Domino Sugar Refining Plant”

This grand spectacle will run through July 6th. Catch it if you can.

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“A Subtlety” by Kara Walker

 

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