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Published on Aug 14, 2012
Otis College of Art and Design's Ben Maltz Gallery Presents: Alison Saar: STILL . . . Solo Exhibition August 18 -- November 17, 2012.
Los Angeless, CA - July, 2012 -- The Ben Maltz Gallery continues to present and document new work by artists in the SoCal region with the solo exhibition STILL . . . by Otis alumna Alison Saar (MFA 1981).
Informed by artistic traditions from the Americas to Africa and beyond, and by her mixed racial upbringing, Saar fuses her paradoxical responses to the black-and-white delineations of political and social forces into a powerful, visual, and kinesthetic tension. She uses the history and associations of her materials, everyday experience, African art and ritual, Greek mythology, and the stark sculptural tradition of German Expressionism to infuse her work with a primal intensity that challenges cultural and historic references and stereotypes. STILL . . . gathers together for the first time four never-exhibited works made during a residency at Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle with six new bronze and mixed-media sculptures.