Alison Saar
Selected works by exhibition
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

selected biography

Photo: Paul O'Connor
Selected L.A. Louver exhibitions
25 May 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
3 Sep 2013 - 5 Oct 2013
15 Sep 2010 - 30 Oct 2010
8 Mar 2008 - 5 Apr 2008
Selected museum exhibitions
Museum of the African Diaspora
San Francisco, CA
11 Nov 2015 - 3 Apr 2016
The Fields Sculpture Park
Omi International Arts Center
Ghent, NY
14 Jun 2014 - 14 Jun 2015
Watts Towers Art Center
Watts, CA
19 Apr 2014 - 11 Jan 2015
Ben Maltz Gallery
Otis College of Art and Design
Los Angeles, CA
18 Aug 2012 - 27 Oct 2012
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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