Exhibitions, News

February 26, 2016

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — There are few artists who have been able to become a household name in the art world and still maintain a modesty to their person and in their work. To produce art that is profound, impactful, and unassuming in its beauty. African American artist Betye Saar’s new exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) is not heavy-handed in its curating, using minimal didactics and wall text, thereby allowing the work of this seminal artist to been seen unfiltered. Tackling issues of spirituality, race, equality, familial relationships, and autobiography, Still Tickin’  has a grace and resonance that can be difficult to find in an art world often fueled by cynicism and critique.

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