reBlogged via NEWSgrist, 3/25/06:
Art Review | 'After the Deluge'
Kara Walker Makes Contrasts in Silhouette in Her Own Met Show
If, like Goya, Ms. Walker is a pitiless satirist who skewers the human condition with a grace and precision tantamount to tenderness, you could almost say that Katrina is Ms. Walker's equivalent of Goya's Napoleonic Wars. But not quite: "After the Deluge" includes no post-Katrina work by Ms. Walker. Instead, it reminds us that poverty and even water have also been longtime themes for Ms. Walker; if anything, her work warned of the pathologies that Katrina unleashed. [read on...]