Contemporary Perspectives Lecture: Alison Saar
September 22, 2010
Born in Los Angeles in 1958, Alison Saar is a sculptor and assemblage artist whose work explores religious and historical themes, focusing on African-American and African cultures. Although Saar employs a variety of media and styles, she is well known for her large figurative sculptures, often carved of wood and incorporating found materials such as tin, which reflect her interest in folk art traditions. Saar has exhibited her work internationally, and is a recipient of a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, among other awards. Part of the BU School of Visual Arts' annual Contemporary Perspectives Lecture Series. Lecture is free and open to the public. Call 617.353.3371 for information.