Performance

Reversals with Sonya Clark

March 30, 2019
2:00 pm

Sonya Clark, Reversals (rehearsal still), 2019.

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.

Event Information

March 30, 2019
2:00 pm

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.