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Tom Clifford and Janine Walker, who say they have “great personalities”, decided to get married following a whirlwind online romance.The couple met each other on a dating website for the ‘aesthetically challenged'. Now the pair, who enjoyed a mutual love of junk food and TV dinners, are planning a winter wedding near their respective homes in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.Art Historians will wonder whether the work represents a Departure or a Continuum.Students of Color will eye her work suspiciously and exercise their free right to Culturally Annihilate her on social media. School Teachers will reexamine their art history curricula.Kara Walker, who has become known as both an artist and a public figure since the success of her sugar sphinx, introduces her next show with an artist statement about how she doesn’t really want to write another artist statement.“I know what you expect from me and I have complied up to a point,” Walker says in advance of a show of paintings and drawings at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. “But frankly I am tired, tired of standing up, being counted, tired of ‘having a voice’ or worse ‘being a role model.’ Tired, true, of being a featured member of my racial group and/or my gender niche.” Walker continues: It’s too much, and I write this knowing full well that my right, my capacity to live in this Godforsaken country as a (proudly) raced and (urgently) gendered person is under threat by random groups of white (male) supremacist goons who flaunt a kind of patched together notion of race purity with flags and torches and impressive displays of perpetrator-as-victim sociopathy. How many ways can a person say racism is the real bread and butter of our American mythology, and in how many ways will the racists among our countrymen act out their Turner Diaries race war fantasy combination Nazi Germany and Antebellum South – states which, incidentally, lost the wars they started, and always will, precisely because there is no way those white racisms can survive the earth without the rest of us types upholding humanity’s best, keeping the motor running on civilization, being good, and preserving nature and all the stuff worth working and living for?
Scholars will study and debate the Historical Value and Intellectual Merits of Miss Walker’s Diversionary Tactics.Anyway, this is a show of works on paper and on linen, drawn and collaged using ink, blade, glue and oil stick.These works were created over the course of the Summer of 2017 (not including the title, which was crafted in May).Prestigious Academic Societies will withdraw their support, former husbands and former lovers will recoil in abject terror. Gallery Directors will wring their hands at the sight of throngs of the gallery-curious flooding the pavement outside.The Final President of the United States will visibly wince.