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A Conversation with Beverly Semmes
Artwork by Beverly Semmes
Beverly Semmes, Buried Treasure, crushed black velvet, dimensions variable, 1994. Photo by Gene Ogami. Courtesy of Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Los Angeles, in conjunction with Claremont Graduate University’s Department of Art and its Atlantic Lecture Series, is pleased to present an evening with renowned artist Beverly Semmes.

Doors open at 6:00 pm
Lecture begins at 6:30 pm

The Reef
1933 S. Broadway, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90007

Parking: $5 in lot south of building or across the street

Beverly Semmes’ work straddles a multiplicity of mediums, including, fabric, fashion, ceramics, appropriated photography, and painting, among others. Her first shows were two concurrent project rooms at PS1 and Artist’s Space in New York City in 1990. Other early exhibitions included a large installation at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and a room-scaled work made for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. By the mid-1990s, she was exhibiting work across the United States and in Europe. European projects included solo shows at such major venues as the Camden Arts Centre in London; the Pecci Museum in Prato, Italy; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. She was also included in several important group shows early in her career, such as Plastic Fantastic Lover at the Blum Helman Warehouse in New York City, Bad Girls at New York City’s New Museum, and Bad Girls West at the UCLA Art Museum in Los Angeles.