Named one of Time magazine's most influential people, Art21 artist Kara Walker creates art about the exchange of power and attempts to withhold power from others. As an African American woman who was raised in the South, Walker is keenly aware of the paradoxes of race in contemporary society. In response, she has made slavery and its ongoing impact the primary subject of her critique of power, freely mingling romance for the antebellum era with slavery's bitter realities. Her characters are realized as silhouettes that unwittingly enact her invented tales of plantation life. Intentionally non-linear storytelling and beautifully rendered figures turn viewers' expectations on end in this exhibition.