Thank you Calgary Black Chambers!
Simone Elizabeth Saunders won the 2023 award for Excellence in Media, Arts and Entertainment
MARCH 17 - MAY 13, 2023
This is the debut solo exhibition by artist Simone Elizabeth Saunders! Unearthing Unicorns showcases large-
scale textile artworks that explore the iconography of the famed high Renaissance era Unicorn
Tapestries and Art Nouveau advertising through a contemporary Black feminist lens. The artist’s
sweeping art historical reframing is rendered in vibrant polychrome hand-tufted textiles that both
reference the prized woven tapestries of the Renaissance as well as the more contemporary feminist
craft movement of the later 20th century.