August 24, 2005 - REDCAT - Kara E. Walker’s Song of the South
August 24, 2005

Kara E. Walker’s Song of the South

Gallery at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)

Kara Walker
…Possible Beginnings: or the Creation of African-America. A Moving Picture by the young, self-taught, Genius of the South K.E. Walker, 2005, Production stills from 16mm film, Courtesy Brent Sikkema Jenkins & Co. and the artist
Margaret Kilgallen survey exhibition and catalogue
REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)

KARA E. WALKERS SONG OF THE SOUTH
3 SEPTEMBER 23 OCTOBER 2005
Opening reception: September 2, 6-9 pm,
Closing reception: October 23, 6-9pm
with performances by the artist at 7pm at the opening and closing receptions

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REDCAT presents new work by Kara Walker that expands upon her more recent experiments into projected light and shadow, live performance, and film and video. Walkers shadow dramas depict unseemly acts of sex, birth, dismemberment and play that accentuate the slippery separations between dominance and desire, fantasy and fear. The artists installation at REDCAT continues her recent experiments with projection and shadow, live performance, animation and film including her 2004 installation and performance at the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia, Fibbergibbet and Mumbo Jumbo: Kara E. Walker in Two Acts For her first solo exhibition in Los Angeles, Walker carves out a clearing among a façade of moody trees and darkness. Into this makeshift set she injects variations on projected light: a new 16mm film, overhead projections, a shadow puppet performance. The exhibition features the premiere of the film …Possible Beginnings: or the Creation of African-America. A Moving Picture by the young, self-taught, Genius of the South K.E. Walker. Walker will orchestrate performances in the Gallery at REDCAT at her opening on 2 September as well as at her closing reception on 23 October.

Kara Walker received her M.F.A. in painting/printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. Her work has been exhibited at the Drawing Center, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Kunstverein Hannover; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. In 1997, she received a MacArthur Foundation Award, and in 2002 she represented the U.S. at the São Paulo Biennale, Brazil. Walker recently completed a permanent installation at The New School for Social Research in New York. She was born in Stockton, California, and lives and works in New York. KARA E. WALKERS SONG OF THE SOUTH is the artists first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.
This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous support of Steve Martin, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and V. Joy Simmons.

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REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater)
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

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