Simone Saunders: Unearthing Unicorns

Surface Magazine
Afrofuturism, feminist craft, and a deep knowledge of Renaissance-era tapestry coalesce in Simone Saunders’ debut solo exhibition. The Canadian textile artist’s first New York exhibition is a reimagining of high Renaissance unicorn tapestries in the Met’s collection. Through punch-needle and tufting techniques, Saunders creates an allegorical narrative of Black womanhood—in this one, recasting the hunt as a story of heroism and resilience.
March 20, 2023