Alison Saar

Los Angeles, California

About Alison Saar

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2013

Painters & Sculptors Grant, 1998

My new works investigate issues of longing and the conjuring of ideas. Undone, for example, features a black female figure sitted on a chair hanging from the wall, 16 feet above ground. Her long transparent white dress reaches to the ground where the hem is stained red. Within the tent of the skirt, a thick red root/cord stemming from between the figures legs extends and branches out nearly reaching the floor. Tied to the cord tendrils/arteries with red rags, are dozens corked of milky white bottles full of fermenting or festering notions. This piece speaks to the creative process, where ideas are often subverted and aborted only to be resurrected when fully matured.”