past Exhibition

    Betye Saar, Still Ticking, 2005. Mixed media assemblage, 29 1/2 x 19 x 16 in. Courtesy the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. © Betye Saar

    Saar Someone in the Kitchen

    Betye Saar, Someones in the Kitchen with Dinah, 2014. Mixed media assemblage, 16 1/2" x 6" x 10 1/2" (41.91 x 17.14 x 26.67 cm). Courtesy the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California © Betye Saar

    To the Manor Born

    Betye Saar, To the Manor Born, 2011. Mixed media assemblage, 11 1/2 x 20 1/2 x 2 ¼ in. Courtesy the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. © Betye Saar

    Betye Saar, Smiles We Left Behind

    Betye Saar, Smiles We Left Behind, 1976. Mixed media assemblage, 13 3/4 x 10 in. Courtesy the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California. © Betye Saar

Betye Saar: Still Tickin’


Jan 30 – May 1, 2016

Description

There is a touch of alchemy to Betye Saar’s artwork: transforming the simple and mundane into powerful art. Since the 1960s, her compelling, astute and expressive works reflect on African- American identity, spirituality and the interconnectedness between different cultures. This timely retrospective brings together recent work as well as historical pieces created over her six decade long career. It is divided into three themes: nostalgia and memory; mysticism and ritual; the political and racial. These multimedia collages, assemblages, sculpture, works on paper, and specifically re-conceived installations demonstrate her commitment to seeing the world change.

 

Curated by Roel Arkesteijn, curator of contemporary art at De Domijnen (formerly known as Museum Het Domein) in Sittard, the Netherlands in partnership with Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Sponsored by an anonymous donor, and Paul Giancola and Carrie Lynn Richardson.

 

 

 

Organized by the Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands, and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art