Follicular: The Hair Stories of Sonya Clark
Name: Follicular: The Hair Stories of Sonya Clark
Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM EDT
The Taubman Museum of Art is pleased to present a major solo exhibition on African-American multimedia artist Sonya Clark (American, Born 1967). 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. Through Clark’s new works, site-specific installations, and performances created for the museum, 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.