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Betye Saar: Limbo (A Transitional State or Place) Artist Project Series

Main Gallery May 5–Jun 12, 1994

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Limbo (A Transitional State or Place), 1994
Limbo (A Transitional State or Place), 1994, Installation view, Santa Monica Museum of Art

Betye Saar addressed concepts of passage, crossroads, change, death, and rebirth in Limbo, an exhibition of several separate installations. The environment that Saar created exuded a meditative atmosphere to involve the viewer emotionally as well as visually. Areas of the installation invited visitors to participate in simple, personal rituals of creative grieving by writing the name of a deceased person on the wall and by waving a rainstick.