Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce Unearthing Unicorns, the debut solo exhibition by artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders. Unearthing Unicorns showcases the artist’s large-scale textile works that explore and recontextualize the iconography of the famed High Renaissance era Unicorn Tapestries in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the early advertising posters seen 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 Afro-Futurists and feminist craft movement. Unearthing Unicorns will be on view in Harlem March 17 – May 13, 2023.
March 15, 2023