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Los Angeles artist to speak at art school

The Lamar Dodd School of Art will present a lecture by artist Farrah Karapetian Sept. 15 at 2 p.m. in Room S151 of the art school. 

This lecture, open to the public, is part of the Visiting Artist/Scholar Lecture Series.

Karapetian is an award-winning artist from Los Angeles, who uses a photogram technique as well as sculptures to explore interconnected ideas of human vulnerability, human effort and surrender to chance.

In her upcoming exhibition, Step Twice, Karapetian connects her own interactions with water, through sailing, with those of the nautical immigration of Syrians, North Africans and Cubans into both Europe and the U.S. This can take the form of re-enacting actions, or reconstructing objects that become negatives for producing photograms.

Karapetian received her B.A. in fine art from Yale University and her MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles.