It's amazing that someone just shy of 40 is already having a retrospective at the Whitney, but the show is a testament to how important and provocative Kara Walker's work is.
Ms. Walker first came to art world attention in 1994, when she was 24, with a mural she produced at the Drawing Center in SoHo....With its mock-antique form and Old South flavor, the piece had the airy, Valentine’s Day prettiness of a romantic ballet. But this was no love story. It was a danse infernal of sex, slavery and chitlin-circuit comedy.
If anyone is interested in checking out the exhibit I will probably be going before next weeks CMJ madness. If you want to learn more about Kara Walker check out this NY Times article.