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'The Gallery Gap' Ep. 13: Kara Walker's The Emancipation Approximation

Kara Walker's artwork The Emancipation Approximation is on view at the Figge until August 27. This series of 27 silkscreen prints features the provocative silhouettes for which Walker is known. 

Claire and Melissa discuss Walker's life, as well as this series. As an allegory the Antebellum South, The Emancipation Approximation addresses the harsh realities of slavery and its continuing effect on American society and racial identity. Though often the subject of public scrutiny, Walker's work is an engaging opportunity for all viewers to consider race, identity and personal perception.