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Los Angeles Times Art Critic Praises L.A. Louver Exhibition by Alison Saar ’78 as “Magnificent”

CLAREMONT, California - June 21, 2016

Allison Saar Silt, Soot and Smut exhibit
Alison Saar ’78, whose sculptures and installations explore themes of African cultural diaspora and spirituality, has won critical praise from Los Angeles Times‘ art critic Christopher Knight for her latest exhibit at the LA Louver art gallery in Venice, Calif. The Times‘ Knight calls the Scripps College alumna’s Silt, Soot and Smut exhibit “magnificent.” Saar is hosting a listening party at 7pm on Thursday, June 23, 2016, featuring 1927 Mississippi floodera music that has informed her work in the exhibition. Her exceptional works reside in the permanent collections of several important museums, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and have been widely collected as well. Saar’s striking, largerthanlife public art sculptures such as “Embodied”, Feallen and Fallow, and Monument to the Great Northern Migration enchant and educate citizens and visitors in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago.