Join us for a special media preview of fiber artist Sonya Clark's new exhibition Entanglements.
*Photo above: Sonya Clark. Aqua Allure (detail), 2005. Courtesy the artist.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Main Gallery
Hair has long been used around the world as fiber, as adornment and as signifier of identity. Hair -- braided, plaited, knotted, combed or natural -- is a language. Clark's artworks reclaim the cultural power of hair and untangle the snarled knots of race, culture, gender and class.
The preview includes a tour of the exhibition before it opens to the public, and a Q&A with the curators. Event is by invitation.
Please RSVP to Debbie Fuchs
About the Artist:
Sonya Clark is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. From 2006 2017 she served as chair for the Craft/ Material Studies Department. In 2016, she was awarded a university-wide Distinguished Scholars Award. She earned an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and was honored with their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. Her work has been exhibited in over 350 museum and galleries in the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia. Her work has been favorably reviewed in several publications including the New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Italian Vogue, Los Angeles Times, Hyperallergic, Mother Jones, and Huffington Post.