By: Staff Report

PEMBROKE — An exhibition featuring a renowned visual artist is on display at the A.D. Gallery on the campus of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

Sonya Clark’s exhibition, titled “Sonya Clark: Rooted,” will be on display through Sept. 24. A reception has been scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 7. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The A.D. Gallery is located in Locklear Hall.

“Sonya Clark: Rooted” reveals the artist’s ongoing engagement with black hair as a medium and a subject. The exhibit includes pieces that revel in cultural pride, artistry, heritage and process. Throne, a salon chair tricked out in glass beads, celebrates the site in which hair becomes a crowning glory. Stitched into combs is a quotation by one of America’s first self-made women millionaires, Madam C.J. Walker.

Clark is a distinguished research fellow in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University, serving as chair for the Craft/ Material Studies Department from 2006 to 2017. She holds degrees from Cranbrook Academy of Art, the School of Art Institute of Chicago, and Amherst College. Her work has been exhibited in more than 350 museum and galleries in the North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia.

For information, call 910-521-6405 or email [email protected]

Staff Report