Sunday, February 5, 2012

GENESIS: Alison Saar / February 5, 1956

Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, Alison Saar, Vitreous painting on glass, 8"x10",

"Rooted in a love of the ordinary, yet fueled by a fondness for the occult; inspired by Michelangelo and by miniature golf; focused on the black cultures of the Americas, but open to the parallel practices among the Irish, Israelis, and the Japanese, Alison Saar's work always seems headed down to the crossroads. It is an art that celebrates cultural difference and confronts moral ambiguities. It is an art that invites us to experience complex new revelations as we gaze forward and back, stationed at the threshold of a new century."
From the essay Down to the Crossroads: The Art of Alison Saar by Judith Wilson

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