Distinguished Research Fellow Sonya Clark Showing at SECCA

Distinguished Research Fellow Sonya Clark is showing Entanglements at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition is on view until January 7, 2018, and there will be an Opening Reception on September 14 from 6-8 pm.

Clark is an award-winning fiber artist who self-identifies as an artist of African, Caribbean and Scottish ancestry.

“Entanglements” surveys her career as a visual storyteller using textile, craft, and design, with works that are beaded, woven, piled and plied. The subtitle of the show is “The Cultural Power of Hair.”

“In this country, hair is still used to negotiate race,” she said. “You can see this as it plays out in many barber shops and hair salons. If you walk into a European American salon with African American hair, many hairdressers get nervous, because they haven’t been trained to work with our hair.

Read the full article in the Winston-Salem Journal.

Photo: “Comb Ball,” by Sonya Clark, is at SECCA. Credit via Lynn Felder, Winston-Salem Journal.


September 12, 2017