Simone Saunders: Unearthing Unicorns
March 17, 2023 - March 13, 2023
Claire Oliver Gallery:
2288 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd,
New York, NY 10030

(212) 929-5949


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.

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