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Betye Saar, Lezley Saar, and Alison Saar

November 25, 2008

I just got a rad book from the library called “Family Legacies” and it is about the art of Betye and her two daughters Lezley, and Alison Saar.

Betye:

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Alison:

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Lezley:

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Their artwork expresses ideas about gender, race, sexuality, and identity. Assemblages, mixed media, paintings, and sculptures. I am totally amazed. Contemporary artists who are rockin it!
My favorites from the book include:
“Rise Sally Rise” by Alison Saar, “Me, myself, and identity crisis” by Lezley Saar and “Black Girl’s Window” by Betye Saar.

Betye’s website:
http://www.netropolitan.org/saar/saarmain.html

Lezley images:
http://www.beitzelgallery.com/images/Saar/lsthumbs.htm

Alison images:
http://www.phylliskindgallery.com/artists/as/

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2 comments on “Betye Saar, Lezley Saar, and Alison Saar”

Wow, I’m familiar with Betty and Alison’s work, but I’ve never seen Lezley’s work before. Very cool.
I was able to pick up a weird little exhibition catalog of Betty’s Aunt Jamima-inspired assemblages a couple years back, powerful stuff, and a good example of attacking/reclaiming a “brand” in a thoughtful and interesting way…

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