No. 483: Alison Saar, Maria Antelman

Episode No. 483 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Alison Saar and Maria Antelman.

The Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, Calif. and the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, Calif. have organized “Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe.” The exhibition, which was curated by Rebecca McGrew and Irene Tsatsos, surveys Saar’s work related to myths and hidden histories and archetypes. Neither institution is presently open due to the pandemic; the Benton portion is currently scheduled to remain installed through May 16. The catalogue for the exhibition was published by the Benton. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $45.

The Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento is also presenting Saar’s work in “Legends from Los Angeles.” The exhibition spotlights the work of Betye, Lezley and Alison Saar. The Crocker is presently closed due to the pandemic; “Legends” is scheduled to be on view through August 15.

On the second segment, Maria Antelman discusses her work on the occasion of “Soft Interface” at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha. The exhibition was curated by Rachel Adams and will remain on view through April 24. Antelman was also selected for the Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography 2020, which was (and is) presented digitally due to the pandemic. Antelman’s pictures, sculptures and video installations explore the relationship between the body and stone, flesh and mineral, past and present and geologic time and human temporality. Antelman has been the subject of a solo exhibition at the Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas, Austin, and she’s been in many group shows in Greece, Chile, the United States, and in Germany.

Instagram: Alison Saar, Maria Antelman, Tyler Green.

Air date: February 4, 2021.

Alison Saar, Voluptuous Mummy, 1982.

Alison Saar, Si J’etais Blanc, 1981.

Alison Saar, Strange Fruit, 1995.

Alison Saar, Travelin’ Light, 1999.

Alison Saar, Inheritance, 2003.

Alison Saar, Breach, 2016.

Installation view of “Alison Saar, Topsy Turvy” at LA Louver Gallery, 2018.

Alison Saar, Wrath of Topsy, 2018.

Alison Saar, Bitter Crop, 2018.

Alison Saar, Set to Simmer, 2019.

Alison Saar, Swing Low, Harriet Tubman Memorial, 2007.

Alison Saar, Swing Low, Harriet Tubman Memorial, 2007.

Alison Saar, Embodied, 2011.

Harriet Powers, Bible Quilt, 1885-86.

Alison Saar, Via Lactea, 2013.

Alison Saar, Sea of Serenity, 2007.

Maria Antelman, Hypnos, 2020.

Maria Antelman, Hall of Mirrors, 2020.

Maria Antelman, Ancient Pact, 2020.

Maria Antelman, Puzzlers I, 2020.

Installation view, “Maria Antelman” Soft Interface,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, 2020. Photo Colin Conces.

Installation view, “Maria Antelman” Soft Interface,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, 2020. Photo Colin Conces.

Installation view, “Maria Antelman” Soft Interface,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, 2020. Photo Colin Conces.

Installation view, “Maria Antelman” Soft Interface,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, 2020. Photo Colin Conces.

 

 

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