“Betye Saar: Call and Response”

“Betye Saar’s work, which often takes the form of assemblage (she is a key figure in that medium’s rich history in LA), is marked by an allusiveness that combines sharp critiques of race and gender issues with a sense of spirituality and wonderment.”

Betye Saar’s work, which often takes the form of assemblage (she is a key figure in that medium’s rich history in LA), is marked by a dreamlike allusiveness that combines sharp critiques of race and gender issues with a sense of spirituality and wonderment. Arriving in conjunction with “Betye Saar: The Legends of Black Girl’s Window” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, this exhibition juxtaposes finished works with preliminary sketches and notebooks from Saar’s six-decade career.