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Exhibition March 3 − June 27

Sonya Clarke: Rags, stubble, patches

National Museum of Women's Art (NMWA) Presents Exhibition of Artist, Textile and Social Practitioner Sony Clarke "Rags, stubble, patches".

The exhibition is made up of 100 works of art and covers the entire breadth of the artist's 25-year career to date.

Sonya Clark is known for her mixed media work. This exhibition - includes famous sculptures of the artist made from black pocket combs, human hair and threads, as well as works created from flags, currency, beads, cotton plants, pencils, books, etc., including even a typewriter and a hairdressing chair. The artist transmutes each of these everyday objects using a wide range of fiber art techniques: Clarke weaving, seams, folds, braids, dyes, pulls, twists, pressure, scissors or ties within each piece.

The exhibition focuses on central themes - heritage, work, language, appearance and image - and highlights Clark's discerning ability to rework concepts and materials over time, breaking threads of ideas and linking them together to create new layers of meaning.

Based on site materials National Museum of Women's Art.