Clark’s Solo Exhibition Opens at The Taubman Museum of Art

Artist Sonya Clark (Fiber ’95)  major solo exhibition Follicular: The Hair Stories of Sonya Clark opened at The Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia. Throughout her career, Clark’s work has featured hair and combs in the place of more traditional fibers and art making materials. She uses them to speak meaningfully about cultural heritage, gender, beauty standards, race, and identity while transforming hair accoutrements into sculptural objects. Clark states, “Hairdressers are my heroes. The poetry and politics of Black hair care specialists are central to my work.” Her exhibition explores hair as an indicator of race, social status, a symbol of age and authority, a statement of contemporary style, an object of beauty, and adornment. The exhibition runs through May 14, 2017.

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