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Visual artist Anna Betbeze will discuss her work with carpets and rugs in the lecture, “Plush Vision,” April 13, 2016

Artist Anna Betbeze uses carpets and rugs to create unique works. She’ll discuss her process in the lecture, “Plush Vision,” on Wednesday, April 13, 5:00pm, in Taylor Hall, room 203. This event is free and open to the public.

Betbeze starts with flokai (shag) rugs and then uses fire, water, acids, and dyes (among other agents) to create works that hover between painting and sculpture, architecture and fashion, landscape and interior space.

A lecturer at Yale University’s School of Art, Betbeze has held solo exhibitions at Kate Werble Gallery, New York; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art; Lüttenmeijer, Berlin; and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work has also been included in numerous group exhibitions notably at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and MoMA PS1 in New York. She was the recipient of a Metropolitan Museum of Art Rome Prize in 2013–14. Her work was profiled by Architectural Digest in 2015.

“Plush Visions” is sponsored by the Claflin Fund, a gift from the Friends of the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, and administered by the Art Department.

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Posted by Office of Communications Tuesday, March 15, 2016