Beverly Semmes | Hunter Museum of American Art 7.0.33-0+deb9u12
Orange tufted fabric is on the floor. There is a black piece of fabric on the wall with two streams of fabric leading to the pooled orange.

Beverly Semmes


On View May 15, 2011 - October 23, 2011


Knoxville Museum of Art
Knoxville, Tennessee
June 8-September 9, 2012

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University
Roanoke, Virginia
October 4-December 8, 2012

The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art | University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
August 29-October 4,

For more information, please contact Nandini Makrandi, Chief Curator.

Beverly Semmes, a Brooklyn artist, is internationally recognized for her unique installations. Her exhibition at the Hunter will include pieces from her major series since the mid 1990s. The focus will be on Semmes’ impressive sculptural dresses that range in size from 7 feet to 30 feet long.

Also in the exhibition will be the artist’s photographic, collage and video work, alongside her pottery and glass pieces. Semmes challenges the conventional definitions of craft and “women’s work” by creating completely non functional pieces out of traditional materials such as clay and fabric.

Image above: Beverly Semmes, Prairie Dress, 2007, velvet, chiffon, cast glass, dimensions variable, Courtesey of the artist and Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.


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