Wednesday, May 19, 2010


from her series of wigs.

The work of Sonya Clark explores the issues of race and ideas of beauty through interesting uses of materials.

She often references hair as a signifier for race and culture-

Sometime making works from actual hair and combs.

coppertone covet

As well as referencing skin color and the western expectation and pressure to appear a certain way.

silkscreened cloth.

She often references DNA since our race and appearance is determined by this in both her writing and her work.
Her exploration of materials is admirable and her cohesion in statement is refreshing. I hope to get to see more of her work in person.

See more work and some wonderful artist statements at her website.

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