For those of you who can’t make it to Brooklyn to see Kara Walker’s, ‘A Subtlety, or the Marvelous Sugar Baby,’ in the soon-to-be demolished Domino Sugar Factory, here are a few images. There’s a great curatorial statement if you click here, which explains the exhibit better than I ever could. The pieces are powerful and thought provoking. Sugar fills your senses and catches your steps as it permeates the air and is sticky underfoot. Sugar still drips down the walls and the sculptures which are made out of sugar are literally melting in the July heat. And a light from above shines through some of the black boy tchotchkes in an incredibly haunting way. The pieces are profound and drip with a history like the molasses still clinging to the walls.
Photography Beth Horta for Sweet Sabelle.
art21’s video of artist Kara Walker talking about this powerful exhibit