Simone Elizabeth Saunders: Unearthing Unicorns. Claire Oliver Gallery New York

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Artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders’ NYC Debut Explores Black Feminism and Mythology Through Textile Art

Unearthing Unicorns showcases large-scale textile artworks that explore the iconography of the famed high Renaissance era Unicorn Tapestries and Art Nouveau advertising through a contemporary Black feminist lens. The artist’s sweeping art historical reframing is rendered in vibrant polychrome hand-tufted textiles that both reference the prized woven tapestries of the Renaissance as well as the more contemporary feminist craft movement of the later 20th century. Unearthing Unicorns will be on view in Harlem March 17 – May 13, 2023.

February 5, 2023