STILL…, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Otis College of Art and Design alumna Alison Saar, will be presented at Otis’ Ben Maltz Gallery beginning Saturday, Aug. 18 through Nov. 17.
Featured in STILL… are four never-exhibited works by Saar made during a residency at Pilchuck Glass School in Seattle with six new bronze and mixed-media sculptures.
Saar uses the history and associations of her materials, everyday experience, African art and ritual, Greek mythology, and the sculptural tradition of German Expressionism to infuse her work with a primal intensity that aims to challenge cultural and historic references and stereotypes, a gallery spokesperson says.
The artist’s work is held in many collections including the Museum of Modern Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
She has major public art works in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago and has received numerous prestigious awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, Anonymous Was a Woman, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
STILL… includes an introduction by Meg Linton, curator of the exhibition and Otis director of galleries and exhibitions; an essay by Dr. Barbara Thompson and Phyllis Wattis, curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas at the Cantor Art Center at Stanford University; poetry by Harryette Mullen; and full-color reproductions of the work and installation.
This exhibit is funded in part by Contemporary Collectors – Orange County.
A public reception for the show is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 15.
The Ben Maltz Gallery at Otis College is at 9045 Lincoln Blvd., Westchester.
Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Admission and parking are free.
Information, (310) 665-6905, or www.otis.edu/benmaltzgallery.