Saturday, July 4, 2015

Artist Defies Rednecks and Unravels the Confederate Flag—Let's Hope It's For Good

Sonya Clark, Unravelling, 2015. Photo courtesy Sonya Clark. 
"Artist Sonya Clark was already on this issue before the June 19 shooting. Her work Unravelling, now on view at New York's Mixed Greens Gallery, offers a metaphor for hopes for racial progress via a performance in which she takes apart an actual Confederate flag. At the June 11 opening, Clark and others worked together to separate the object by hand. Among the 50 or so people pitching in were curator Lowery Stokes Sims and writer/artist Daniel “Danny" Simmons. They worked together for a little over an hour; that labor removed only about an inch of the flag, in a parallel to the seemingly unending fight for racial equality."
--Brian Boucher

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