A PRESERVATION OF HISTORY: ALISON SAAR

The current Alison Saar (NA 2011) exhibition at LA Louver in Venice is small, consisting of a single work— Grow’d. Yet, it is a testament to Saar’s prowess that the piece could be discussed for hours. It packs a big punch. Wrapped up in this life-size bronze sculpture are references to turn of the century literature, the Civil War, the civil rights movement, watching her daughter grow, an examination of the psyche of children growing up in the US today, and an intention to empower women and Black communities.

 

Read more at The Journal of the National Academy of Design!

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