Simone Elizabeth Saunders: U·N·I·T·Y·
Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB
Award-winning textile and theatre artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders employs the colourful and many-stranded medium of hand-tufting in the creation of richly articulated portraits of Black women. Saunders incorporates personal and social histories into works that affirm the possibilities of embracing joy, resilience and narratives of interconnectedness. At the same time she acknowledges the Black Lives Matter movement and mourns the tragic injustices and systemic racism directed toward people of African descent.