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, made out of sugar, are literally melting in the July heat. Streaming light from the old windows high above the cavernous shell shines through some of the black boy sugar tchotchkes in an incredibly haunting way. The pieces are profound, they 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