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In Context is a group exhibition celebrating Betye Saar’s solo installation, Red Time. Artists proceeding, following and contemporary to Saar contextualize and historicize varying facets of Saar’s fifty-year oeuvre. Each participating artist references a particular aspect of Saar’s practice: found object Assemblage, socially charged imagery, or works of metaphysical focus.  In Context includes contributions by Radcliffe Bailey, Romare Bearden, Hannelore Baron, Louise Bourgeois, Hans Burkhardt, Joseph Cornell, Dale Brockman Davis, David Hammons, George Herms, Sola Irene, Ed Kienholz, Kyle Leeser, Maddy Leeser, Michael McMillian, Demetrius Oliver, John Outterbridge, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg, Alison Saar, Betye Saar, Lezley Saar, Kiki Smith, Gordon Wagner and Hank Willis Thomas.

Hannelore Baron

Hannelore Baron
Untitled, 1973
Mixed media collage
9.5 x 5.25 in (24.1 x 13.3 cm)

Radcliffe Bailey

Radcliffe Bailey
School Days 1947-48, 2008
Mixed media
60.25 x 60 x 6.875 in

Kyle Leeser

Kyle Leeser
Mt. Satarnildae, 2011
Moths, salt rock, silkworm cocoon, glass dome
9.5 x 6 in (24.1 x 15.2 cm)

Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas
Jet People, 2010
Gouache acrylic on canvas
20 x 40in (50.8 x 101.6 cm)

Man Ray

Man Ray
Cadeau, 1921/74
Iron and brass
6.5 x 4 x 4 in (16.5 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm)
Edition 1624 of 5000 

Maddy Leeser

Maddy Leeser
Untitled, 2011
Mixed media
11.25 x 11 in (28.6 x 27.9 cm)

Betye Saar

Betye Saar
Smiles We Left Behind, 1976
Mixed media assemblage
13.375 x 10 in (34.0 x 25.4 cm)

Sola Irene

Sola Irene
Visions of Sanity, 2011
Mixed media
17 x 14 in (43.2 x 35.6 cm)

Sola Irene

Sola Irene
Nun's Revenge, 2011
Mixed media
17.25 x 14.25 in (43.8 x 36.2 cm)

Michael C. McMillen

Michael C. McMillen
Engine of Mercy, 1990
Wood and metal construction with book
39 x 11.5 x 13.5 in (99.1 x 29.2 x 34.3 cm)

Alison Saar

Alison Saar
Sea of Serenity Study, 2009
Mixed media
56.5 x 30 in (143.5 x 76.2 cm)

Lezley Saar

Lezley Saar
The Sorcerer's Ritual, 2010
Mixed media
15.5 x 22.5 x 16in (39.4 x 57.1 x 40.6 cm)

Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas
Ebony Life, 2010
Gouache acrylic on canvas
20 x 40in (50.8 x 101.6 cm)

David Hammons

David Hammons
Untitled (Man with White Headdress)
Mixed media
25.5 x 20in (64.8 x 50.8 cm)

Edward Kienholz

Edward Kienholz
The Minister, 1961
Wood podium, Bible, enamel on butcher's scale and fabric assemblage
58.875 x 26.5 x 38 in (149.5 x 67.3 x 96.5 cm)

Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell
Untitled, 1960's
Collage
11.875 x 11.5 in (30.2 x 29.2 cm)

Joseph Cornell

Joseph Cornell
Untitled, 1960's
Collage
12 x 9 in (30.5 x 22.9 cm)

Demetrius Oliver

Demetrius Oliver
Uranic, 2011
Enamel on paper
70 x 51.5 in (177.8 x 130.8 cm)

Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden
Calm Sea, 1987
Collage and watercolor
10 x 14.5 in (25.4 x 36.8 cm)

John Outterbridge

John Outterbridge
In Search of the Missing Mule (Variation)
Mixed media
48.2 x 21 x 7.5in (122.4 x 53.3 x 19.1 cm)

Hank Willis Thomas

Hank Willis Thomas
Scouringthe Earth, 2010
Screenprint on paper
34.5 x 44in (87.6 x 111.8 cm)
Edition 1 of 10