Betye Saar, who didn't become an artist until the age of 46, creates hypnotic multimedia collages, assemblages, altars, and installations incorporating 'black collectibles' and other found materials referencing both the spiritual and technological. Her practice is a continuation of Saar's unwavering charge to create works of strong social and political content while simultaneously paying tribute to her textured heritage (African, Native American, Irish and Creole). Through her confident usage of found objects, personal memorabilia and derogatory images that evoke denied or distorted narratives, Saar developed a powerful social critique that challenges racial and sexist stereotypes deeply rooted in American culture.Read More
As a result, Saar's orchestration of materials and techniques transcend the formal qualities of iconographical or symbolic signifiers. Throughout her career Saar has engaged with a practice which, in addition to opposing male chauvinist and Euro-centric thinking, supports a humanistic perspective that reconsiders notions of the individual, family, community and society.
Text courtesy Roberts Projects.
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