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Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar – Reception at JSMA
September 28, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mirror, Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
September 7, 2021 – March 12, 2022
American artist Alison Saar is known not only for her powerful sculptures—she is also a master of the art of printmaking. In both forms, she employs a personal vocabulary informed by history, race, and mythology. Saar’s works narrate stories of the African American experience, moving effortlessly from the personal to the political.
Mirror Mirror: The Prints of Alison Saar features nearly 50 prints and five sculptures by the Los Angeles–based artist over the past 30 years. Her lithographs, etchings and woodblock prints are evocations of the sculptures for which she is renowned. In addition to printing on paper, Saar also employs a variety of used fabrics like vintage handkerchiefs, old shop rags and antique sugar sacks that are layered, cut, sewn and collaged―empowering the content of the image while resisting the flat repetitive nature of the medium.
PROGRAMS 9/28| Opening Reception, Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 5–7 p.m. (Museum)
PROGRAMS 9/29| Exhibition Tour with Alison Saar, Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 2–3 p.m. (Museum)