For the exhibition, a team of curators made the most of a recent museum acquisition of 42 works on paper by the artist. n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0';n.queue=[];t=b.createElement(e);t.async=!0; To visit her Los Angeles studio … In one aquatint etching, “Les Enfants d’obscurité” (1961), she makes reference to Picasso’s ubiquitous “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” (1907), heralded as a canonical masterpiece of modernism. At the nucleus of the exhibition is the 1969 self-portrait from which the exhibition borrows its title, one of her earliest and most personally revealing assemblages. Already studied in design and graphics, Saar soon began to fasten her own fantastical dioramas in picture and window frames. At present, Saar’s work is a major component of the traveling Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, and simultaneously the centerpiece of two solo exhibitions: The Legends of “Black Girl’s Window” at MoMA and Call and Response at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. An impressive 450-feet-long sculpture now floats... We provide you with the latest breaking news and videos straight from the sculptor community, Betye Saar: The Legends of “Black Girl’s Window, Top 5 stories on SummitDaily.com, week of Dec. 15, 32nd Harbin Sun Island Int’l Snow Sculpture Art Exposition held in NE China – Xinhua, Neighbors and artists call vandalism at De Pere art exhibit “sad and discouraging” – Fox11online.com, Fleming students raising funds for memorial sculpture honoring Keith Prinsloo – Sterling Journal-Advocate, 32nd Harbin Sun Island Int’l Snow Sculpture Art Exposition opens – Xinhua, A Vandal Has Tagged Jeff Koons’s Controversial Paris Sculpture: ’11 Holes of the Butt’, Longview council Thursday to hear about new sculptures downtown | Local. 10/21/2020The ISC Welcomes New Board Member, Renée Stout, 4/16/202030th ISC Conference Rescheduled to 2021, 3/20/2020The ISC Welcomes New Board Member, Julian Voss-Andreae, 3/12/2020The ISC Welcomes New Board Member, Jon Ott, 10/30/2020 » 12/13/2020Chicago Sculpture International Biennial 2020, Moving Forward in a Time of Change: Our New Relations, 12/3/2020In Conversation: Thomas J. The silhouette of a woman with a close-cropped afro, a stand-in for Saar, peers out of a whispy curtain. Saar finds great inspiration in her heritage, embedding tokens of her Black, Irish, and Native American ancestry alongside symbols of astrology and mysticism (the artist’s astrological sign, Leo, appears consistently throughout the exhibition), metaphysically juxtaposing the inner and the outer self, the earthly and the celestial. There is painstaking detail in her etchings; in the same way that each object and addition to her assemblages have charged value, her work has been pored over. With a number of exhibitions in recent years gathering steam for the artist’s career, it seems universally agreed upon that Betye Saar’s present moment in the sun is long overdue. But it is a prelude in dire and deserved need of an extensive follow-up. Entering disappointed, I walked out enthralled. What I hope for Betye Saar, in her lifetime, is a retrospective with the depth and span of Kerry James Marshall: Mastry — traveling, expansive, and game-changing, something worthy of her life’s work. The Berlin Wall broke a city in two. The Legends of “Black Girl’s Window” brings a specificity that is vital, and very wanted. Betye Saaris an American artist known for assemblage and collage works. Neighbors and artists call vandalism at De Pere art exhibit “sad... Fleming students raising funds for memorial sculpture honoring Keith Prinsloo –... 32nd Harbin Sun Island Int’l Snow Sculpture Art Exposition opens –... Commission to start over with gateway sculptures. Gift of Candace King Weir through The Modern Women's Fund, and Committee on Painting and Sculpture Funds. document,'script','https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/fbevents.js');