Founded as a museum in 1973, Craft Contemporary reveals the potential of craft to educate, captivate, provoke, and empower. With a focus on contemporary art made from craft media and processes, Craft Contemporary presents dynamic exhibitions by established and emerging artists and designers who are often underrepresented in larger art institutions. Craft Contemporary cultivates an environment for people in Los Angeles to deepen their relationship to art, creativity, and one another.
The PAA grant will support a solo exhibition of recent work by Lezley Saar, on view from October 2022-January 2023. For this exhibition, Saar will engage with textile arts, costuming, and theatrical staging to create approximately seven tableaux, banners, and dioramas that address issues of race, gender, spirituality through the characters of Victorian-era black, female spiritualists or conjurers. The exhibition will encompass new work as well as work created in the last year.