Consuming Stories: Kara Walker and the Imagining of American Race
By Rebecca Peabody
Rebecca Peabody uses the work of contemporary American artist Kara Walker to investigate a range of popular storytelling traditions with roots in the nineteenth century and ramifications in the present. Focusing on a few key pieces that range from a wall-size installation to a reworked photocopy in an artist's book, and from a theater curtain to a monumental sculpture, Peabody explores a significant yet neglected aspect of Walker's production: her commitment to exploring narrative depictions of race, gender, power, and desire.
Published by University of California Press
0.8" x 10.2" x 7.2" / 1.65 lbs