I had a long day of work on Saturday but managed to swing by the solo exhibition of new sculpture and works on paper by Alison Saar at L.A. Louver later that night. I'm glad I did. Many of you may be familiar with her work which can be found at The Met, MOMA, the Whitney (where it was included in the Biennial), the Hirshorn, and many other public collections. I was interested in seeing her latest pieces since I haven't had a chance to see her sculpture of Harriet Tubman commissioned by The City Of New York. It was installed this past September in Harlem, and those of you living in NYC should try and check it out.
The current exhibit at L.A. Louver, is entitled Hither, and addresses the human condition of women, fertility, and aging. I really like her use of various materials, including a continuation of wood, tar, and reclaimed ceiling tile.
The show runs through April 5 at L.A. Louver.
45 North Venice Boulevard
Venice, California 90291