Alison Saar
Selected works by exhibition
Topsy Turvy
L.A. Louver, 2018
Alison Saar<br>
High Cotton (study), 2017<br>
Painting on found fabric (acrylics on indigo dyed seed sacks, vintage linens and denim)<br>
84 x 102 in. (213.4 x 259.1 cm)
Alison Saar<br>
Rice (sickle), 2018<br>
wood, copper, ceiling tin, bronze, tar and vintage found tools<br>
64 x 30 x 25 in. (162.6 x 76.2 x 63.5 cm)
Alison Saar<br>
Jubilee (study), 2018<br>
acrylics on dyed seed sacks, vintage lines and denim<br>
66 x 29 in. (167.6 x 73.7 cm)
Alison Saar<br>
Wrath of Topsy, 2018<br>
wood, ceiling tin, wire, bronze and tar<br>
36 x 33 x 27 in. (91.4 x 83.8 x 68.6 cm)
Silt, Soot and Smut
L.A. Louver, 2016
Alison Saar / Breach (large figure on raft), 2016 / wood, ceiling tin, found trunks, washtubs and misc objects / 148 x 51 x 40 in. (375.9 x 129.5 x 101.6 cm)
Alison Saar / Hooch n' Hoochie Coochie, 2016 / wood, acrylic, ash, tar and wax and found ceramic jug / 25 x 8 x 8 in. (63.5 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
Alison Saar / Sleufoot Slide, 2015 / acrylic, gesso and charcoal on found sugar sacks and linens / 53 x 26 1/2 in. (134.6 x 67.3 cm) / Private collection
Alison Saar / Swampside Shag, 2015 / acrylic, gesso and charcoal on found and dyed denim, sugar sacks and linens / 48 x 27 in. (121.9 x 68.6 cm)
Slough
L.A. Louver, 2013
Alison Saar<br>
Cat's Cradle, 2013<br>
wood, tin, acrylics, graphite and cotton cloth<br>
33 x 10 x 8 in. (83.8 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm)
Alison Saar / Foundered, 2013 / glass, found ship model, coal dust, silicone, and acrylic / 7 1/2 x 13 x 9 in. (19.1 x 33 x 22.9 cm)
Alison Saar / Summer, 2011 / cast bronze / 96 x 28 x 30 in. (243.8 x 71.1 x 76.2 cm)
Feallan and Fallow
Madison Square Park, New York, NY 2011
Alison Saar<br>
Winter, 2011<br>
cast bronze<br>
approx. 8 ft (2.4 m) tall
Alison Saar<br>
Fall, 2011<br>
cast bronze<br>
approx. 8 ft (2.4 m) tall
Alison Saar<br>
Summer, 2011<br>
cast bronze<br>
approx. 8 ft (2.4 m) tall
Alison Saar<br>
Tree Souls, 1994<br>
wood with copper cladding<br>
16 x 21 x 9 ft (487.7 x 640.1 x 274.3 cm)
Alison Saar<br>
Spring, 2011<br>
cast bronze<br>
approx. 8 ft (2.4 m) tall
Foison and Fallow
L.A. Louver, 2010
Alison Saar<br>
Spring, 2010<br>
mixed media<br>
55 3/4 x 29 x 1 in. (141.6 x 73.7 x 2.5 cm)<br>
framed: 61 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (156.2 x 85.1 cm)<br>
Private collection
Alison Saar<br>
Sea of Nectar Study, 2010<br>
mixed media<br>
56 x 30 in. (142.2 x 76.2 cm)<br>
framed: 61 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (156.2 x 85.1 cm)
Alison Saar<br>
Fallow, 2010<br>
mixed media<br>
55 1/2 x 29 x 1 in. (141 x 73.7 x 2.5 cm)<br>
framed: 61 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (156.2 x 85.1 cm)
Alison Saar<br> 
Foison, 2010<br> 
mixed media<br> 
55 3/4 x 29 x 1 in. (141.6 x 73.7 x 2.5 cm)<br> 
framed: 61 1/2 x 33 1/2 in. (156.2 x 85.1 cm)
Installation photography<br>
Alison Saar - Foison and Fallow
Hither
L.A. Louver, 2008
Alison Saar<br>
Bareroot, 2007<br>
wood, bronze, ceiling tin and tar<br>
17 x 81 x 48 inches (43.2 x 205.7 x 121.9 cm)<br>
Private collection
Alison Saar<br>
Equinox Study, 2008<br>
mixed media on paper<br>
67 1/2 x 37 in. (171.5 x 94 cm)
Alison Saar<br>
Brood, 2008<br>
found children's chairs, Fiberglass & bronze<br>
98 x 20 x 20 in. (approx)<br>
Private collection
Alison Saar<br>
Sea of Nectar, 2008<br>
wood, ceiling tin, bronze & tar<br>
68 x 24 x 32 in (172.72 x 60.9 x 81.3 cm) (approx)
Alison Saar<br>
Hither, 2008<br>
wood, copper, tar & paint<br>
64 x 16 x 14 in (162.5 x 40.6  x 35.5  cm) (approx)
Coup
L.A. Louver, 2006
Alison Saar<br>
Coup, 2006<br>
wood, wire, tin & found objects<br>
Overall: 52 x 168 x 52 in. (132.1 x 426.7 x 132.1 cm)
Alison Saar<br>
Proclamation, 2006<br>
cast bronze<br>
69 x 31 x 18 in. (175.3 x 78.7 x 45.7 cm)
Alison Saar<br>
Cache, 2006<br>
mixed media (wood, ceiling tin and wire)<br>
28 x 26 x 90 in. (71.1 x 66 x 228.6 cm)<br>
Collection of the Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Alison Saar<br>
Mo'fro, 2006<br>
wood, tin & barbed wire<br>
33 x 21 1/2 x 18 in. (83.8 x 54.6 x 45.7 cm)<br>
Private collection
Alison Saar<br>
Mirror Mirror (Mullata Seeking Inner Negress), 2006<br>
wood, copper, tin & bronze<br>
57 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 16 in. (146.1 x 41.9 x 40.6 cm)<br>
Private collection
Alison Saar<br>
Tango, 2005<br>
wood, ceiling tin, wire, lead and tar<br>
36 x 24 x 9 in. (91.4 x 61 x 22.9 cm)<br>
Private collection
Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial
122nd and Frederick Douglass Ave, New York, NY 2006
Alison Saar<br>
Harriett Tubman Maquette, 2007<br>
cast bronze<br>
22 1/4 x 24 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (56.5 x 62.2 x 34.3 cm)<br>
Edition 4 of 9<br>
Private collection
Alison Saar<br>
Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial<br>
122nd and Frederick Douglass Ave.<br>
Commissioned by the City of New York<br>
13'x21'x9' (with base)
Alison Saar<br>
Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial<br>
122nd and Frederick Douglass Ave.<br>
Commissioned by the City of New York<br>
13'x21'x9' (with base)
Alison Saar<br>
Swing Low: Harriet Tubman Memorial (detail)<br>
122nd and Frederick Douglass Ave.<br>
Commissioned by the City of New York<br>
13'x21'x9' (with base)
Bio

1956 Born, Los Angeles, CA
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education:
1978 BA, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
1981 MFA, Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles, CA

biography
Portrait of Alison  Saar. Photo: Paul O'Connor.
Photo: Paul O'Connor
Current exhibitions
Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Walton Arts Center
Fayetteville, AR
28 May 2019 - 4 Oct 2019
Museum exhibition
Upcoming exhibitions
The Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College
Claremont, CA
1 Sep 2020 - 19 Dec 2020
Museum exhibition
California African American Museum
Los Angeles, CA
10 Sep 2019 - 16 Feb 2020
Museum exhibition
California African American Museum
Los Angeles, CA
10 Sep 2019 - 16 Feb 2020
Museum exhibition
Ben Maltz Gallery
Los Angeles, CA
7 Sep 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
Museum exhibition
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
7 Feb 2019 - 8 Jun 2019
Gallery exhibition
28 Mar 2018 - 25 May 2018
Gallery exhibition
25 May 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
Gallery exhibition
3 Sep 2013 - 5 Oct 2013
Gallery exhibition
Selected museum exhibitions
Tandem Press Gallery, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Madison, WI
25 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
Museum exhibition
The American Academy of Arts & Letters
New York, NY
8 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
Museum exhibition
Harvey B. Gantt Center
Charlotte, NC
29 Jan 2017 - 9 Jul 2017
Museum exhibition
Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, CA
11 Nov 2015 - 3 Apr 2016
Museum exhibition
Publication
Catalog
Alison Saar E-Catalogue
L.A. Louver, Venice, CA
25 May - 1 Jul 2016
Selected articles
Schulz, Mike. "Heavy Ideas with Elements of Play: "Alison Saar: STILL..." at the Figge Art Museum,"
River Cities Reader, 1 Feb 2013.
full article, PDF

Pitts, Gregg Angaza. "Alison Sarr,"
Artillery, Nov/Dec 2012: 48.
full article, PDF

Ollman, Leah. "Alison Saar,"
Art in America, 14 Nov 2012.
full article, PDF

Roach, Hadley. "Thread to the World: Alison Saar"
Bomblog, 17 Nov 2011.
full article, PDF
Ollman, Leah. "Alison Saar gives her sculptures an inner life."
Los Angeles Times, 26 Mar 2011.
full article, PDF

Altman, Rebekah. "Identity in the Balance. The Iconic Works of Alison Saar."
Santa Barbara Seasons. Fall 2009.
full article, PDF

Clark, Erin. "Thinking Out Loud. Alison Saar."
Artworks Magazine, Winter 2008.
full article, PDF
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