The Domino Factory was aglow Tuesday evening, as Creative Time took over the space for its annual spring gala, this year held in honor of artist Kara Walker, who is preparing to open her site-specific work A Subtlety at the space later this week. True to form, the gala prominently spotlighted Ms. Walker’s monumental white sculpture, which nearly took up its own place of honor at the end of the dining tables set up in the space. Light streaming in from the long runs of windows on either side of the room gave the statue a pale, golden glow, and served to give a beautiful aura surrounding the guests.
The gala was reported a certain success, with Creative Time raising over $1.3 million in ticket and auction sales, and welcoming 700 guests (a sold-out crowd), for a last look into the space of the Domino Factory for drinks, dinner and dancing, soundtracked by New York hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa. Guests included Jeffrey Deitch, Chris Dercon, Domenico De Sole, Kyle DeWoody, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl and Eugenie Tsai, among many others.
The official opening for Kara Walker’s new installation is this Saturday, May 10th.