Ahead of Hair

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Sonya Clark
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Editorial Review


By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, February 1, 2013

As chairman of the Craft and Material Studies department at Virginia Commonwealth University, artist Sonya Clark knows a thing or two about working with un­or­tho­dox art media. For several years now, the Washington native has been making sculptures using human hair (her own kinky black tresses and others’) as a vehicle for exploring the themes of race and identity.

On Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Contemporary Wing will host a reception for “Ahead of Hair,” a solo exhibition of recent work created during a residency last summer in Italy, using hair, thread and combs.