Sunday, January 6, 2008
AMAZING FIBER ARTIST: SONYA CLARK
I just received this e-mail from Sonya Clark. I met Sonya about 3 years ago at a College Arts Association Conference and we have been trying to stay in contact every since…. She is an amazing Fiber Artist, who’s imagination brings a brilliant perspective to the Fine Art and the Culture of African American Natural Hair, You have to really, I repeat, really check her website out, www.sonyaclark.com This is one of the best constructed artist website I have ever seen, She really knows how to package herself, You go Mz Sonya!!!
The artwork displayed here is titled Afro-Abe II, it is a embroidered 5 dollar.
Check out the listings below to see where Sonya is exhibiting for Jan 2008.
PRICKED: Extreme Embroidery
Museum of Art and Design, NYC.
November 8, 2007 - March 9, 2008
"Pricked" is curated by David McFadden and has received lots of press. "My piece, Afro Abe II,made it into the review of the show in the Parisian newspaper, Le Monde. The show includes work by Ghada Amer, Elaine Reichek, Judy Chicago, Mark Newport and several others", "I'll be at the museum to give a lecture on Thursday, February 21. Click on the museum's link for more details".
FROM TABOO TO ICON, Icebox, Crane Arts, Philadelphia.
January 10, 2008 - February 10, 2008
"This exhibit, curated by Sophie Saunders and Shervone Neckles, includes two pieces of my work and BEADED PRAYERS, the collaborative project I created with over 4000 participants. "From Taboo to Icon" includes the work of Pepon Osorio, Karyn Olivier, Hank Willis, Syd Carpenter, Keith Morrison, Tyrone Mitchell and others".
Corridor Gallery, Brooklyn
January 13, 2008 - March 8, 2008
"In this two person exhibition at Danny Simmons' Corridor Gallery, David Ellis and I "address ideas of race, gender, and popular culture using everyday and found objects. I will be exhibiting my images of Madam CJ Walker done in hundreds of fine toothed combs. The curators are Danny Simmons and Meridith McNeal".
"I'll be at the opening on Sunday, January 13, 4-7 p.m
and there for a panel discussion on Saturday, February 2, 3-5 p.m"
Sonya Clark is Chair of the Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia. She has a M.F.A. (Cranbrook), B.F.A. (Art Institute of Chicago), and B.A. (Amherst College.) She is the recipient of a Pollock-Krasner Award and a Rockefeller Foundation Residency. Her work has been exhibited in over 150 venues in the UK, Brazil, South Africa, Canada, Taiwan, Austria, Australia, Ghana, France, Switzerland, and throughout the USA.
SONYA CLARK, is a "sho nuf" Heavy Weight, Sonya and I are in a group exhibit in the Bronx, at Hostos University that is going on now, I will get the full run of the exhibit later.