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Red Time is a site-specific retrospective installation by pioneering Los Angeles artist, Betye Saar (b. 1926, Los Angeles). An amalgamation of found, created, borrowed and recycled objects, the installation will examine Saar’s past, present and future. Red Time is set to divide Saar’s practice into three categories: “In the Beginning,” “Migration and Transformation” and “Beyond Memory.”

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Red Time
Installation View

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mojo Eyes (Spirit Door), 1992
Mixed media assemblage
85.5 x 19.75 x .75 in (217.2 x 50.2 x 1.9 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Coptic Cross, 2011
Found object
16.75 x 13.75 x .25 in (42.5 x 34.9 x 0.6 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Memory of Fire, 1992
Mixed media assemblage
46 x 15.5 x 12 in (116.8 x 39.4 x 30.5 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Hand of Energy, 1986
Beads and sequins on fabric (fabricated in Haiti)
15.5 x 15 in (39.4 x 38.1 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
The Phrenology Clock, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
28.75 x 28.75 in (73 x 73 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Buddha, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
38.5 x 29 x 2.75 x 9.25 in (97.8 x 73.7 x 7.0 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
The Man from Phrenology, 1965
Color intaglio etching
14.75 x 10 in (37.5 x 25.4 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
The Mystique Red City, 1966/2011
Mixed media assemblage
32 x 12 x 6 in (81.3 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
The Breaks of the Game #1 and #3, 1982
Mixed media on handmade paper
#1: 32 x 15.5 x .25 in (81.3 x 39.4 x 0.6 cm)
#3: 40.25 x 17.5 x 1 in (102.2 x 44.5 x 2.5 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Chef on Heart, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
9.5 x 8 x 2.75 in (24.1 x 20.3 x 7.0 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Is Jim Crow Really Dead?, 1972
Mixed media assemblage
17 x 5.5 x 1 in (43.2 x 14.0 x 2.5 cm)
Private Collection

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
7 Watermelon (Banjo), 2011
Mixed media assemblage
33 x 36 x 4 in (83.8 x 91.4 x 10.2 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
To the Manor Born, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
11.5 x 20.5 x 2.25 in (29.2 x 52.1 x 5.7 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
There Will Be Blood, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
22.25 x 22.25 in (56.5 x 56.5 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Crimson Captive, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
53.5 x 20 x 19.25 in (135.9 x 50.8 x 48.9 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Justice, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
15 x 11 x 5 in (38.1 x 27.9 x 12.7 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Eat Seeds 'n All!, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
14 x 18 x 2.25 in (35.6 x 45.7 x 5.7 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Sock it to 'Em, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
17.75 x 8 x 5 in (45.1 x 20.3 x 12.7 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Liberation, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
18 x 9 x 1.5 in (45.7 x 22.9 x 3.8 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Dark Monument, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
25.5 x 8.75 x 5 in (64.8 x 22.2 x 12.7 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Red Ascension, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
17.5 x 96.5 x 3.25 in (44.5 x 245.1 x 8.3 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Red Time Window, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
26.75 x 20 x 1 in (67.9 x 50.8 x 2.5 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Snake on Clock, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
17 x 25.75 x 12.75 in (43.2 x 65.4 x 32.4 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Red Buttons, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
13 x 8 x .5 in (33.0 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Red Clock Tower, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
27.75 x 13.25 x 7 in (70.5 x 33.7 x 17.8 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Dark Monument (Study), 2011
Mixed media on paper
29 x 23 in (73.7 x 58.4 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Hot Time, 2011
Mixed media assemblage
14 x 17.5 x 7.5 in (35.6 x 44.5 x 19.1 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Slice, 1996
Mixed media assemblage
7 x 41 x 13.5 in (17.8 x 104.1 x 34.3 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
The Scarlett X, 2011
Painted found object
28.25 x 38 x 3.25 in (71.8 x 96.5 x 8.3 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mask #8 (Mexican), 2011
Found object
9 x 5.75 x 2.5 in (22.9 x 14.6 x 6.3 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mask #4 (African), 2011
Found object
11.5 x 5.5 x 2.75 in (29.2 x 14.0 x 7.0 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mask #1 (Mexican), 2011
Found object
10 x 8 x 4 in (25.4 x 20.3 x 10.2 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mask #3 (Mexican), 2011
Found object
8 x 5.5 x 10.5 in (20.3 x 14.0 x 26.7 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mask #5 (Mexican), 2011
Found object
12 x 6.5 x 3 in (30.5 x 16.5 x 7.6 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mask #10 (African), 2011
Found object
20.5 x 8 x 9.5 in (52.1 x 20.3 x 24.1 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mask #2 (Mexican), 2011
Found object
10 x 7.5 x 5.5 in (25.4 x 19.1 x 14.0 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Mask #6 (Indonesian), 2011
Found object
13 x 5.75 x 1.5 in (33.0 x 14.6 x 3.8 cm)