Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, invite you to celebrate the release of Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe.
Our program will feature conversations with special guests, poetry readings, and a festive toast as we unveil the most comprehensive publication on Saar to date.
Participants include Alison Saar and scholar Christina Sharpe with key representatives of our shared constituencies who will read poems included in the catalogue:
Pomona President G. Gabrielle Starr
Pomona English Major Eva Molina
Armory Teen Apprentice Isabel Fernandez
Saar will conclude the event with a libation created live (recipe upon Zoom RSVP) followed by a ceremonial blessing
Thursday, October 22, 2020, 4:30 pm PDT on Zoom
Please register in advance here
About the Catalogue
Accompanying the survey exhibition co-curated by Rebecca McGrew, senior curator at the Benton Museum of Art, and Irene Georgia Tsatsos, chief curator at the Armory Center for the Arts, Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe is the first extended monograph on Saar. The book includes new essays by McGrew and scholar Christina Sharpe, an interview between Saar and Tsatsos, an autobiographical timeline by Saar, and poetry by Camille Dungy, Harryette Mullen, and Evie Shockley. Handsomely bound in cloth with embossed details, the publication also features never-before-published photographs from the artist’s childhood as well as new full-color images of Saar’s work from 1982 to 2020.
Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe
Published by the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, 2020
Edited by Rebecca McGrew and Irene Tsatsos
Design by Content Object
Copy editing by Elizabeth Pulsinelli
Color Separations by Echelon Color, Santa Monica, CA
Printed at Verona Libri, Italy
Clothbound, 12.5 x 9.25 in., 164 pages, 60 color images, 18 black and white images.
Available through the Armory, the Benton, and select independent bookstores. Also distributed through D.A.P./Artbook.
About the Exhibition
The exhibition Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe appears at the Armory Center for the Arts and the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College. It is scheduled to open by appointment at the Armory on January 31, 2021 and at the Benton later this fall. Please check the Armory and Benton websites for more information about dates, upcoming events, and to schedule an appointment.
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Alison Saar: Of Aether and Earthe is sponsored by the Fellows of Contemporary Art. Major support comes from Pasadena Art Alliance.