Posts tagged Ruth Asawa
Artists at Work: Alison Saar by Vanessa Holyoak
Raised by a family of artists, Alison Saar has been crafting unique sculptures, installations, prints, and assemblages since her early years in the Los Angeles area, studying at Scripps College (BA 1978) and Otis College of Art and Design (MFA 1981). In 1983, she moved to New York City as an Artist-in-Residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem before returning to Los Angeles and her native Laurel Canyon. Her ethereal body of work often incorporates found objects, weaving together historically rich narratives and symbolism from African diasporic traditions and diverse mythologies ranging from Yoruba to Greek. In 2021, she curated her first group exhibition, "SeenUNSeen," at L.A. Louver, and was the subject of a two-venue solo exhibition, "Of Aether and Earthe," on view at the Armory Center for the Arts and Pomona College’s Benton Museum.
Inside and Outside at the Same Time by Karin Higa
The visionary looped-metal sculptures of Ruth Asawa (1926–2013) display an unerringly modern alchemy: Asawa transformed ordinary materials into dynamically inscribed space. Educated in a Japanese internment camp during WWII and later at Black Mountain College, she mastered a remarkably fluent understanding of both art and life.