On the afternoon of Saturday, March 30, Sonya Clark will activate one of our galleries with a symbolic reversal. For this special one-time performance, the gallery floor will be covered with dust gathered from historical sites in Philadelphia. Wearing a reproduction of the dress worn by Ella Watson in American Gothic, the iconic photograph by the late Gordon Parks, the artist will use a Confederate Battle Flag dishtowel (commercially available and purchased from an online vendor) to clean the floor and in turn, reveal a passage of text from the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence. Stenciled onto the terrazzo concrete gallery floor using a mixture of dust and matte medium, the revealed text will remain on view for the duration of Clark’s exhibition, Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know.
March 30, 2019
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
For questions about this program, please contact The Fabric Workshop and Museum at [email protected] or (215) 561-8888.