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Lezley Saar

Born in 1953, Los Angeles, United States

Lives and works in Los Angeles, United States


Lezley Saar moves between painting, drawing, photography, fabric banners, collages, and installations in her practice. All of these components operate within the distinct vein of Magical Realism that Saar has developed within her oeuvre since the late 1980s. Blending realist imagery with motifs of the supernatural or fragments of folklore, Saar’s pieces evocatively meditate on the intersections of race, gender, ancestry, sexuality and spirituality. The women in her paintings could have been pluc...Read more