Alison Saar
Uproot
Installation photography, Alison Saar: Uproot
Installation photography, Alison Saar: Uproot
Installation photography, Alison Saar: Uproot
Installation photography, Alison Saar: Uproot
Installation photography, Alison Saar: Uproot
Installation photography, Alison Saar: Uproot
Installation photography, Alison Saar: Uproot
Alison Saar / 
Congolene Resistance, 2021 / 
screen print and acrylic spray paint on an aluminum pan / 
18 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 2 in. (47 x 47 x 5.1 cm) / 
Edition 8 of 30
Alison Saar / 
Hygeia (study), 2022 / 
found brooms, sea shells, glass bottles, indigo dye, charcoal, and acrylic on found seed sacks / 
90 x 80 in. (228.6 x 203.2 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Congolene Resistance (bust), 2022 / 
wood, ceiling tin, wire, and found hot comb / 
24 x 16 x 20 in. (61 x 40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Shear'd, 2023 / 
wood, ceiling tin, and found scissors / 
26 x 15 x 15 in. (66 x 38.1 x 38.1 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Stubborn and Kinky, 2023 / 
wood, ceiling tin, wire, and found scissors / 
76 x 24 x 20 in. (193 x 61 x 50.8 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Stubborn and Kinky (study), 2023 / 
charcoal and acrylic on found seed sacks / 
72 x 35 in. (182.9 x 88.9 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Uproot, 2023 / 
wood, ceiling tin, and cotton / 
32 x 10 x 9 in. (81.3 x 25.4 x 22.9 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Uproot, 2022 / 
charcoal and acrylic on vintage patched cotton picking bag, found hooks and chain / 
106 x 27 1/2 in. (269.2 x 69.9 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Plucked, 2022 / 
charcoal and acrylic on vintage patched cotton picking bag, found hooks and chain / 
93 x 28 in. (236.2 x 71.1 cm)
Alison Saar / 
DeConkified, 2022 / 
wood, ceiling tin, wire, and found scissors / 
46 1/4 x 14 x 11 in. (117.5 x 35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Mutiny of the Sable Venus (study), 2022 / 
indigo dye, charcoal, and acrylic on found seed sacks /  84 x 39 in. (213.4 x 99.1 cm)
Alison Saar / 
Mutiny of the Sable Venus, 2022 / 
wood, copper, ceiling tin, shell, and found metal shapes and sickle / 
89 x 24 x 57 in. (226.1 x 61 x 144.8 cm)
25 Jan - 11 Mar 2023

press release

artist profile

L.A. Louver is proud to present new work by Alison Saar. In this presentation, Saar employs historical memory and media as a lens through which to view the contemporary and delves deeper into the realities, histories, and layers of Black womanhood in the United States. Titled Uproot, this exhibition excavates the intersection of racialized gender inequity and reproductive rights, taking as inspiration images of the Sable Venus and the use of herbal abortifacients as a means of resistance and revolution. Comprised of sculptures and paintings, this will be the artist’s eighth solo exhibition at L.A. Louver.


SELECTED ARTICLES
Takac, Balasz. "Spotlighting the Histories and Realities of Black Womanhood in the US - Alison Saar Comes to L.A. Louver." Widewalls, 25 Jan 2023.
full article, PDF | widewalls.ch

Clayton, Dominique. "The Best Black Art Shows in Los Angeles Right Now." Cultured Mag, 30 Jan 2023.
full article, PDF | culturedmag.com

Guilford, Lauren. "PICK OF THE WEEK: Alison Saar." Artillery Magazine, 26 Jan 2023.
full article, PDF | artillerymag.com


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