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The Ecstasy of St. Kara: Kara Walker, New Work Opens Saturday, 9/10

The Ecstasy of St. Kara is the debut exhibition of Kara Walker’s new body of large-scale works on paper, organized by the CMA in close collaboration with the artist. The drawings stem from Walker’s consideration of monuments and notions of permanence and impermanence following her massive public art project, A Subtlety (2014), in Brooklyn. Influenced in part by a recent residency at the American Academy in Rome, the exhibition is an extensive examination of how Walker envisions the rise and fall of society.

The installation will feature two dozen never before seen drawings, many of which reach monumental proportions, as well as two unique works on paper made through collagraphic printmaking. The Ecstasy of St. Kara is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Gallery beginning September 10 through December 31, 2016.

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