Seda Saar

SEDA SAAR 

Artist + Designer


Exhibitions & Events

#Enough

SCWCA Group Exhibit

Neutra Museum and Gallery, Silverlake, CA

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 12; 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Closing :

Sunday Oct 27; 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Image: Spheres V  

20 x 36 Mixed Media on Canvas © Seda Saar






COY

Gallery 825 -

Los Angeles Art Assoc.



Opening Reception-  Sept 14th 6-9PM











Artist Talk: 

Los Angeles Art Association is pleased to announce a special Conversations with the Artists on October 17, 2019 at 7pm at Gallery 825 ( show runs through October 18, 2019). Join us as we hear from the artists in the current exhibitions as well as  juror Phyllis Hofberg.


Coy is an investigation of simplicity and modest presentation in contemporary art practice juried by Phyllis Hofberg, Art Advisor. Coy features artists BlackManWhiteBaby, Nika Armine, Larry Brownstein, Kerry Campbell, Ellen Cantor, Suzanne Edmonson, Megan Frances, Maureen Haldeman, Shelley Heffler, Veda B Kaya, Campbell Laird, Rich Lanet, Laura Larson, R. Larson, Elizabeth Noble, Susan Ossoman, Osceola Refetoff,Karl Rogers, Seda Saar, Jacob Shavit, J. Sloman, Emily Snyder, Phil Tarley, Scott Trimble and Miss Art World. 


The Other Art Fair  2019



VISIONS OF LA 


SEPTEMBER 5-8, 2019

BARKER HANGAR

Santa Monica, CA


VIP Opening Thursday Sept 5th 

Please RSVP for VIP Tickets 





Image: Verso Parallels

© Seda Saar 2019 All rights reserved



California Open- 


reception:  Saturday, August 10th, 5-8 PM. 

TAG Gallery

5458 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90036

310-829-9556

www.taggallery.net




TAG Gallery is proud to present the 14th annual 2019 California Open. A reception will be held on Saturday, August 10th, from 5-8 PM. The show is a national juried exhibition celebrating contemporary art. TAG, an artist operated collective, features emerging and mid-career Southern California Artists. The exhibition features 108 pieces selected from over 1,400 fine art submissions.

Ruth Weisberg—artist, Professor of Fine Arts and former Dean at the USC Roski School—is currently the Director of the USC Initiative for Israeli Arts and Humanities and served as juror for the California Open. Weisberg received the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s 50th Anniversary Cultural Achievement Award in September 2011. She has been the recipient of the Art Leadership Award; the National Council of Art Administrators and the Women’s Caucus for Art’s Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009; Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, Hebrew Union College, 2001; College Art Association Distinguished Teaching of Art Award 1999; and Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome 2011, 1995, 1994, and 1992. Her degrees are from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia, Italy and the University of Michigan. 

Weisberg has shown in over 90 solo and 200 group exhibitions. Recent presentations include major showings at the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena; a retrospective at the Skirball Museum, Los Angeles; and a solo show at the Huntington in San Marino. She was featured in five Pacific Standard Time exhibitions including a solo exhibit at Jack Rutberg Fine Arts entitled Ruth Weisberg: Reflections Through Time, well as included in the ‘I,You’,We’ exhibition at the Whitney Museum in 2013.


Pulse of LA 

Los Angeles  July 2019



Southern California Women's Caucus for Art (SCWCA)

Curated by Holly Tempo

This exhibit represents women artists who are truly in touch with the rhythms and diversity of the city of Los Angeles. Their artwork makes visible the very fluid and complex identity of Southern California.





Opening Reception: Saturday, July 20th,  2-4 pm



South Bay Contemporary SoLA

3718 W Slauson Ave Los Angeles, CA 90043

Southern California Women?s Caucus for Art creating COMMUNITY through ART, EDUCATION and SOCIAL ACTIVISM.

For more information, please visit our website:

SCWCA.ORG

or contact us at [email protected]

The Southern California Women?s Caucus for Art is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, since 1976.


Artshare LA

BUZZSAW 

05/11/2019 - 06/20/2019


Buzzsaw
05/11/2019 - 06/02/2019

Art Share L.A. is pleased to present Buzzsaw, featuring artist Mark Walsh. Amidst the continuous construction and development in Downtown Los Angeles, Buzzsaw features work of utilitarian and common materials we typically take for granted, but are foundational to daily life (quite literally). This show highlights work of metal, wood, rope, found objects, and other alternative materials. Image artwork by Robert Rauschenberg. On display from May 11, 2019 – June 6, 2019.



Arshare LA : 801 E. 4th Place
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 687-4278
Weds - Sun, 1-6pm
Closed Mon. & Tues.  





Beverly Hills Artshow

Space 200



Image: Detail Color Cube in Yellow  © Seda Saar Artist  


 May 18 & 19, 2019.   


 historic Beverly Gardens

 Beverly Hills. The artSHOW runs along Santa Monica Boulevard from Rodeo Drive to Rexford Drive. Click here or on the graphic map below to open a Google map of the location.

FREE









Immigration Celebration
Group Exhibit

Laurent Proneur Gallery

1229 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA


Part 1 – Opening February 23, 2019,  7-10 PM - 

Abstraction : The Power to Move


IMMIGRATION CELEBRATION   Part 1 - 


Laurent Proneur Gallery

1229 NORTH HIGHLAND AVE. LOS ANGELES, CA

Part 1 – Opening February 23, 2019, 7-10 PM - 




Image: Sphere II  by Seda Saar






Immigration Celebration   is a multi-part series of exhibits that will focus on what immigrants ADD to our culture.
this series addresses how immigrant artists are contributing to not only the art world, but the amazing diversity and culture of Los Angeles.  

Featuring 8 artists from 8 countries whose work and life experiences have led them to create abstract works of beauty and power, emotion and intensity, showing how art can have the power to move you, emotionally, to a different state of mind.


Exhibiting Artists include Bert Esenherz (Germany), Campbell Laird (Tasmania), Clara Berta (Hungary), Laurent Proneur (France) , Matteo (Canada). Miguel Osuna ( Mexico) Olympio (Togo, West Africa), Seda Saar (Iran)


 Save the date for Part 2- Opening April 6th, 2019 -  

Stories of Past, Present, and Future

A Robert Corbin / Crooked Jesus Production, Curated by Dale Youngman.

Music by Manna.

RSVP’s requested via email or on our Facebook event page here : https://www.facebook.com/events/1291031141048290/

Free parking lot behind the gallery for the first 70 cars!


Luminosity 2.0

Loft at Liz's


Nov  10th Opening Reception

Luminosity – measurement of brightness, state of enlightenment.

Historically the artist was, perhaps, the first to deeply analyze the properties, abilities and the emotions connected to light. From Titian to Turrell, vivid color and luminescence have long been a mark of significant works. Luminosity 2.0 is a revisitation of The Loft at Liz’s 2013 exhibition “Luminosity” - with featured artists exploring the properties of light and space as well as both the visible and invisible color spectrum.

Join us in celebration as we transition into our 13th year of programming as The Loft at Liz’s presents 

Luminosity 2.0.

Opening Reception Sat November 10, 2018 – 7pm to 10pm
Exhibit featured through Mon January 14, 2019




LUMINOSITY 2.0
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10th (7-10pm)

Art should be an experience, an experiment, an environment.
Join us as nine luminary artists transform The Loft at Liz's in an exploration of light, space and color.

Click here to view full exhibition details.

Featuring works by:
Jeff Frost
Darren Sarkin
Kelly Brumfield Woods
Laddie John Dill
Jerico Woggon
Barbara Kolo
Eric Zammitt
Seda Saar


Over the Rainbow  (Sold)

© Seda Saar 2018


31 WOMEN



Group Exhibit 

curated by  Katy Bryan

 Soho House London

THe Other Art Fair Los Angeles

Barker Hangar, Santa Monica  

Oct 25- 28 

The Other ArtFair  Oct 25-28 

The Other Art Fair 

Los Angeles


Presented by the world's leading online art gallery Saatchi Art, the Fair showcases work by 100 talented emerging artists, each hand picked by a Selection Committee of art world experts. Art lovers can visit the fair with the confidence that they are buying from the very best and most promising emerging artists in a unique and immersive experience.

“Overflowing with creative talent”  Time Out

"The Other Art Fair's got hipster credentials, but it's serious about nurturing talent too."  Telegraph Luxury



Opening Hours and Ticket Prices

Private View Sponsored by MINI USA:
Thursday October 25, 6pm-10pm

Click here to buy tickets.

* Tickets bought on the door for Friday-Sunday entry cost $20 ($15 students and seniors)
* Children under 16 years do not need to buy an entrance ticket and must be accompanied by an adult. 

la.theotherartfair.com



Award Ceremony Event

London, Uk


AI Campaign

Design and Graphics.


Pyramid II © Seda Saar 2018



LAAA Benefit Auction July 2018 

Paddle 8

Gallery 825  Los Angeles


LAAA.Org

Detail: Verso Parallels 

© Seda Saar 2018



Pulse of L.A. 2018 


SoLA Gallery 

South Bay Contemporary

3718 West Slauson Avenue,  Los Angeles

Opening Reception :

Saturday, July 14, 4-7 p.m. 

The exhibition runs from July 7-21

https://southbaycontemporary.org





Apocrypha






Gallery 825 Los Angeles

Juried by Thomas Canavan - Director Creative Arts and Special Projects Manager, Fairplex, Pomona

Apocrypha opens June 30 and runs through July 20, 2018


Untitled ( Impossible Triangle)  24 x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas

C O L O R


Over The Rainbow


Selected out of 2038 artists, 

one of 100 artworks for an exhibition at 

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Brooklyn NY


Curator: Marcela Guerrero 

Assistant Curator: Witney Museum New York


Out There! 


"Over The Rainbow" Seda Saar


Gallery 825

825 N. La Cienega Ave

Los Angeles

June 8  through June 15, 2018.

juried by Jessica Silverman (Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco) 


N O N A G O N


Group Exhibition at the Studio 4

Santa Monica Art Studios


Reception May 12  6- 9 PM

Thru Dec 9th 2017



Santa Monica Art Studios 

Studio #4

3026 Airport Ave.,

Santa Monica, CA

© Seda Saar 2018


Detail:  The Game  



Exhibition at the Hangar Gallery

Santa Monica Art Studios


Reception Dec 2nd  6- 9 PM

Thru Dec 9th 2017



Santa Monica Art Studios

3026 Airport Ave.,

Santa Monica, CA


© Seda Saar 2017






Art Speaks! Lend Your Voice


Curated by Jillith Moniz


Arena One Gallery

Santa Monica

Feb 2018




Detail: Untitled (Impossible TrIangle)

24 x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas

© Seda Saar 2018

N I N E

A dialogue between 9 artists


Please Join us 

Opening Reception:

Saturday December 2     6 - 9 PM


Exhibition thru December 9 

Santa Monica Art Studios

3026 Airport Avenue

Santa Monica, CA

www.santamonicaartstudios.com









Phenomena


The Neutra Institute Museum.

Reception: Saturday October 14   4 to 7pm
Closing: October 28  2 - 5pm, 

Artist Talk 3 -4pm

Southern California Women's Caucus for Art
Exhibition : October 14 - 28 

Neutra Institute Museum  

2379 Glendale Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 








Polygon Pyramid  (SOLD)


Acrylic Wall  Sculpture

©Seda Saar 2017

Signed in Verso



LAAA Benefit Auction

Gallery 825

Los Angeles








Installation Image: Polydron: Art & Reality Are One  at Gallery 825, Los Angeles © Studio SBS


Every year we are pleased to donate artwork to support a local artist non profit organization.


LAAA's Annual Benefit Auction, a fundraising event benefiting LAAA

7-9 pm  Saturday, July 29, 2017

Live auction begins promptly at 7:15pm

Silent auction closes at 8:30pm

VIP Preview | 6-7pm $150 ($180 at the door)

Food by NOBU, open bar, desserts and an original signed print by J.T. Burke

General Admission | 7-9pm $25

Open bar and desserts.

Gallery 825 - 825 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90069

Reserve your spot by phone 310.652.8272,

Click here to watch a video on Los Angeles Art Association's Annual Benefit Auction

Every year Studio Seda Saar  is pleased to donate artwork to support a local artist non profit organization. The Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) celebrates 92 years of service for emerging artists with this benefit auction. All proceeds will benefit LAAA, a charitable organization with the mission to provide opportunities, resources, services and exhibition venues for Los Angeles-based emerging artists.


This work will close on Paddle8 on:
Friday, July 28th
3:00pm ET  
Here is an opportunity to own a unique signed piece 
Set the bid price...

https://paddle8.com/work/seda-saar/144218-polygon-pyramid/




VS



Gallery 825  Los Angeles  

Friday, June 30, 2017

6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Opening Reception: Friday, June 30th, 6-9 pm. 

Exhibit runs through July 21st.







Polyhedra  



"Wide Open 8"  


Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition,   New York 


Juror: Cara Manes 

Assistant Curator 

Department of Painting and Sculpture  Museum of Modern Art, 

New York.

July 2017





 

Present but not Involved 

 Fathom Gallery  

 Saturday April- July 2017

110 East 9th Street, Suite CL002
Los Angeles, California
(213) 221-4545

An Exhibition of Street Photography featuring the winners of Fabrik’s 2017 On The Street Photo Competition, along with images from FATHOM Photographers and selections from their vintage archives. With works from over 60 photographers, and images dating from 1860 through 2017, this exhibition is a unique survey of international street photography.


Present But Not Involved
Artist Reception: April 29th 6 to 9 PM
On View at FATHOM: April 29 through May 27th



Photo Independent 

ON THE STREET 

The REEF , Los Angeles


Juried Photography Competition

Seda Saar : Space Bridge

April 2017


Spacebridge   (Spacelines Series)  18 x 24 Archival C print © Seda Saar

LA ART  SHOW 2017


BG Gallery  

Los Angeles Convention Center







Impossible Highrise 

24 x 24 

Archival C print  ed 1/3

© Seda Saar 

All Rights Reserved

HECUBA


Feb 17, 2016

An OPen Gate Theater Production


Artistic Director: Will Salmon

ELectric Lodge

Venice, CA



Carbon Inc.    


18 x 24  inches

Archival C print



© Seda Saar 2017   

All Right Reserved



Installation Image: Beverly Gardens







Polyhedra © Seda Saar 

All Rights Reserved









6th ARTSLANT 2016  JURIED WINNER 

FORMS IN SPACE 

42 x 48 ( 2 panels)  Acrylic Mirror and backing


ARTSLANT  2016 showcase  AWARDS

4th and 5th Prize Showcase winners:   

POLYHEDRA - SCULPTURE 

INFINITY PYRAMID - INSTALLATION


Earthly Delights 

An Exhibition of the 

Southern California Women's Caucus for Art

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 14, 2016, 7 to 9 pm 

Closing Reception: Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11am to 1 pm 

Venue: Avenue 50 Studio

Address: 131 N Avenue 50, LA 90042

Hours: Tues -  Sun 10 to 4 pm. Closed Monday and Friday.     


"Earthly Delights" explores the joys of artistic expression while delving into the environmental concerns of our day. The 47 contemporary works on view at Avenue 50 Studio include painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. The exhibition launches a celebration of 40 years of activism by the Southern California Women's Caucus for Art. More at scwca.org.


Participating Artists: Donna Abbate, Linda Arreola, Mariona Barkus, Amy Bauer, Lucy Blake-Elahi, Cheryl Bookout, Janine Brown, Marie Cenkner, Krystee Clark, Joyce Cutler-Shaw, Cecelia Davidson, Mary Dessert, Diane Destiny, Marilyn Eisenberg, Danielle Eubank, Marla Fields, Dwora Fried, Susan Gesundheit, Coco Hall, Libby Hartigan, Shelley Heffler, Brenda Hurst, Aazam Irilian, Ann Isolde, Rashaun Kartak, Niku Kashef, Susan King, Eva Kolosvary-Stupler, Sinan Revell, Bea Mego, Susan Melly, Sandra Mueller, Karen Neubert, Andrea Reider, Melissa Reischman, Linda Jo Russell, Seda Saar, Cathy Salser, Karen Schifman, Victoria Sebanz, Ann Storc, Patricia Terrell-O'Neal, Kathleen Thoma, Frances Vandal, Louise Wannier, France White and Nancy Worthington.


 

 EarthGarden (Detail)
Mixed Media on Archival Print paper Unique
© Seda Saar 2019











POLYHEDRON : ART + REALITY ARE ONE 

Solo Exhibition


Gallery 825 Los Angeles







P O L Y H E D R O N 

  

A R T +  R E A L I T Y  A R E  O N E 


SOLO EXHIBITION 


April 9th - MAY 5th  


Opening Reception:

Saturday  April 9th 5- 9 pm



Press Release


Gallery 825

Los Angeles Art Association

825 N. La Cienega Blvd 

Los Angeles, Ca 90069 

(310) 652 8272













P O L Y H E D R O N :  A R T + R E A L I T Y   A R E  O N E



Light defines how we perceive ourselves and objects in space.
Geometry and spatial relationships are a part of our built environment and daily life.


"As you stand and stare, fixing your hair, posing for a photo- You unwittingly become part of this work. Lying dormant waiting for you to fall into its gaze, the mirror captures the environment and translates it into art itself. As you see your reflection within the geometric Polyhedrons, your role as a spectator changes into the subject, relating your own human scale to the solid shapes formed in the projected space." 

I consider my works constructions that parallel the physics of light and its’ Chroma through geometric form and the tensions of our own movement through space. Influenced by architecture, futurist & expressionist dynamics; as well as the sleek lines of modernist design, I investigate purist forms, hue and value creating immersive environments. 
Inspired by the PRISM series, POLYHEDRON transforms the paintings from static, self-contained objects, to open and playful mazes for immersive visual experience embedding human scale and all perceptive senses.



© SEDA SAAR 2016











R I Z P A H    


a mixed media Opera Created by

OPEN GATE THEATER

Roxanne  Steinberg – Rizpah (dance)

Joseph Garate – tenor

Roksana  Zeinapur- soprano

Will Salmon- voice, flute, organ

Alex Cline – percussion

Jie Ma – pipa

Jeff Schwartz – string bass

Kio Griffith – video

JT  Mora - lighting , stage manager

Rika Ohara – visuals.

Seda Saar – set design

Will Salmon – composition, direction


2 Samuel 21:10           

 “ And Rizpah took sackcloth, and spread upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night.”


Open Gate Theatre

Presents 

Rizpah

Thursday and Friday, April 7th and 8th at 8:00 p.m.

at The Electric Lodge 

1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA

Admission $20 ($15 for students and seniors


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SPACELINES : Architecture of Four Ecologies

Neutra Institute Museum & Gallery

2379 Glendale Blvd, Silverlake, CA 


March 17- April 5th  2016

Opening Reception:

Saturday  March 19th 6- 9 pm

Closing and Artist Talk :

Sunday April 3rd 2- 4 PM


PRESS RELEASE

Curator: Roy Rodgers OLDENKAMP

Smaller Footprints

Museum of Art and History

(Moah) Lancaster, CA


WEAD Artists Group Exhibit

Jan - March 2016


Curator Panel Discussion:

Friday March 5th 2- 5 PM

MOAH CEDAR






Image : SOS (Co2ncequences)

© Seda Saar 2016 All rights Reserved


R I Z P A H
 OPEN GATE THEATER PASADENA
Artistic Director: WILL SALMON

Friday January 15th , 2016
7:00 -10: 00 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church
132 N Euclid Ave, 
Pasadena, CA 91101 
(626) 796-1172
Set Design : Seda Saar

Waterworks II 


Pacific Divine

WATERWORKS II


Following on the acclaim and success of their Water Works show, the Porch Gallery Ojai and The Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) present Water Works II, an international juried exhibition including works from as far away as China. The exhibition runs Sept 8th through Oct 1st, 2015. Water Works II is broadly focused on the myriad issues related to water - from its beauty, its scarcity, its importance to human life, the politics of it, to its environmental issues and beyond.


WATERWORKS II   

Reception : Sept 12, 2015   3- 5 pm

Glendale College Art Gallery , Glendale, CA


Above: Pacific Divine by Seda Saar
24 x 24 Archival Cprint on Metallic Paper ed 1/3


Copyright ©  Seda Saar  All Rights Reserved 

Solo Exhibition


PRSIM

LA Artcore ( Little Tokyo)

June 2015

Out There 

Los Angeles Art Association Gallery 825


Interference 

24 x 36 archival digital Print 

Copyright© Seda Saar 2015

Exhibition Curation 


Eric Lloyd Wright, Architect 

Organic Architecture : A Life Work  

Retrospective


May 2014 

MLY Gallery

Book Signing Event

Exhibition Curation


Perceptual Nature

Los Angeles Art Association Juror

April 2014

SOLO  Exhibition


OCEANS I &  II

MLY Galllery Malibu

Jan 2013

Jan - Feb 2014

ANDY WARHOL : ICONS & SYMBOLS
EXHIBIT CURATOR
  MLY GALLERY MALIBU


EXHIBIT CURATION

ANDY WARHOL : ICONS & SYMBOLS


MLY  GALLERY &  REVOLVER

MALIBU BEACH 



EXHIBITION CURATOR OF OVER 30 ORIGINAL WORKS INCUDING THE MYTHS SERIES, MARILYN, LIZ, KENNEDY, ALI AND CELEBRITY PORTRAITS


SUNDAY B MORNING SERIES OF PRINTS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST DIAMOND DUSTED MARILYNS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST