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thru November 30

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Alison Saar: Post(terior)

Alison Saar: Cool Mamma and Smokin' Pappa Chaud This body of work deals with issues of vanity and the superficial often-demeaning conventions of beauty. The works often back-views or with faces concealed, look clinically at the variety of female forms pressing the viewer to judge, accept or reject.

Kiss on a Rope, two large heads kissing strung together on a rope hanging from the ceiling. The kissing heads speak to the power of passion and how it blindly binds and makes everything else disappear.

Alison Saar's work was recently seen in a one-person exhibition, "Body Politics: The Female Image in Luba Art and the Sculpture of Alison Saar," at the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History. Her work is in permanent collections of major museums across the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in D.C.


J.B. Murry: untitled, 1980

Lower Gallery

On view are thirty-three drawings by J.B. Murry (1908–1988). Murry began making art as a spiritual compulsion after a vision he experienced in the late 1970's that enabled him to "write in spirit" and "read through water". At the time, the one-time sharecropper and tenant farmer was nearly 90 years old. Murry continued to make his colorful, abstract colors and drawings till his death.
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