EXHIBITS: OPENING SOON
Exhibit: The Art of Seduction
Where: The Rouse Foundation Gallery, Columbia, MD
When: January 12 - March 18
"The focus of the exhibit is subtle or implied sensuality demonstrated through the use of materials that are seductive; forms that are undulating and graceful, voluptuous and generous; and themes that are romantic, edgy, or emotionally heated," says exhibit curator Gail Brown.
Exhibit: A Complex Weave
Where: Perleman Teaching Museum, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
When: January 13 - March 11
A Complex Weave reveals the ongoing vitality of the Feminist art movement with works by contemporary women artists of varied backgrounds exploring aspects of identity through painting, drawing, needlework, photography and other media.
Exhibit: Converge: Sonya Clark + Quisqueya Henriquez
Where: McColl Center for Visual Arts, Charlotte, NC
When: January 27 - March 24
Opening: January 27, 6-9 pm
In this two-person exhibit, "Clark investigates simple objects as cultural interfaces. Using items such as a comb, a piece of cloth, or a strand of hair, she wonders how they come to have meaning collectively. The history, function and material of objects direct the form, scale, and material choices of her work. Henr�quez explores racial, ethnic, gender, and cultural stereotypes through sculpture, collage, prints, video, installations, and sound. Her work often fuses formalities of economics, current events, and Art History with vernacular life in the Caribbean."
Exhibit: In Material
Where: Ross Gallery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
When: January 27 - March 25
"In Material: Fiber 2012 presents four artists who bring innovation to the field of fiber art. Lucy Arai, Sonya Clark, Mi-Kyoung Lee, and Cynthia Schira deconstruct the popular definition of fiber art with their groundbreaking use of unexpected materials. In conjunction with Fiber Philadelphia 2012, the Arthur Ross Gallery will join 30 other venues in exhibiting fiber art that incorporates new technologies, new materials, and contemporary concerns."
Where: Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
When: February 2 - March 15
"An exhibition of contemporary objects featuring work by Irish designers and artists, in dialogue with their American peers. This is the second in a series of three exhibitions taking place under the direction of designer Joseph Walsh in an exciting new initiative called STUDIO practice established to facilitate dialogue, build relationships and encourage interdisciplinary engagements between Irish Artists, Designers and Studio Makers and their international contemporaries and key influencers."
Where: Contemporary Wing, 1250 9th St, NW, Washington, DC
When: February 2 - March 2
Opens: February 4
The artists in Next were selected by one of the artists in the traveling exhibition, "30 Americans", as having the potential to define the American art landscape in the next decade. The artists in Next are Derrick Adams, Kajahl Benes, Caitlin Cherry, Sonya Clark, Alex Ernst, Wyatt Gallery, Kira Lynn Harris, David Huffman, Jayson Keeling, Karyn Olivier, Gary Pennock and Cheryl Pope. This inaugural exhibition of Contemporary Wing complements the Corcoran Gallery of Art's exhibition of Mera and Don Rubell's collection, "30 Americans," on display through February 12, 2012. A catalog will accompany the exhibition with critiques by Kalia Brooks, Exhibitions Director at MoCADA (Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts) in Brooklyn, NY.
Exhibit: Magical Visions
Where: University of Delaware, Newark, DE
When: February 8 - June 30
"Guest-curated by Keith Morrison, Magical Visions assembles work by ten important artists whose art provides cross-generational and cross-media dialogues within and beyond African American art. The artists are Terry Adkins, Sonya Clark, Melvin Edwards, Sam Gilliam, Barkley Hendricks, Kalup Linzy, Odili Odita, Karyn Olivier, Faith Ringgold and William T. Williams. Each artist brings national and international eminence and plays a critical role in the evolution of art by African Americans."
through February 12, 2012
Exhibit: SONYA CLARK SOLO
through March 18, 2012
Exhibit: NEW MATERIALITY
Where: Asheville Art Museum, Asheville, NC