Sonja Ahlers' meditations on childhood, pop culture and feminine power are beyond entertaining. Entering the alternate reality she has created in The Selves
, I found myself standing somewhere seductive, familiar and very funny. (Kathleen Hanna (Musician, Bikini Kill and Le Tigre)
Sonja Ahlers's work is violently frangible, disheveled sophistication; cruelly sentimental and sweetly cold. This violent femme is everything, everything, everything
. (LYNN CROSBIE, author of Pearl and Liar on Sonja Ahlers)
Ahlers's interests revolve around the connections between art, craft, and architecture, as mediated by the personal histories of selected women artists. (The Georgia Straight on Sonja Ahlers
About the Author
SONJA AHLERS is a former Duranie who was born the same year as Joni Mitchell's Blue. She is the author of Temper, Temper and Fatal Distraction and lives in Toronto. She regularly exhibits visual art and installation work.