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Tatter Bristle Mend

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Tatter, Bristle, and Mend Reading List

Posted: April 27, 2021
Category: Tatter Bristle Mend
Curious about the context that informs Sonya Clark’s art? NMWA’s Library and Research Center selected works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for further reading, drawing on Clark’s own book collection.
A paperback copy of Ralph Ellison's novel 'Invisible Man' sits on a white surface. The book features black text and short, green, vertical lines on a white background. Atop the book is a book-like shape comprising black beads.

Cover to Cover: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Posted: March 22, 2021
Category: Tatter Bristle Mend
Published by NMWA, the fully-illustrated exhibition catalogue Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend features new texts on Clark’s art by esteemed guest scholars and artists.
A close up photograph of braided black hair woven into cloth featuring colonial narrative scenes.

Now Open—Sonya Clark: Tatter, Bristle, and Mend

Posted: March 3, 2021
Category: Tatter Bristle Mend
This midcareer survey features approximately 100 of Clark's mixed-media works that probe identity and visibility, appraise the force of the African Diaspora, and redress history.
Two head caps made of small, blue glass beads rest on two black mannequin heads. The two caps are connected at the tops by a beaded chain. The left cap is made of darker blue beads and the right cap is made of lighter blue beads. The chain combines both shades.