Art & Art History Professor Beth Krensky exhibits “Between Spirit and Matter” at Yale

September 08 2022
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University of Utah Art & Art History Professor Beth Krensky is at it again! During summer 2022, Krensky installed her upcoming exhibition “Between Spirit and Matter” at Yale University's Institute of Sacred Music which will open to the public on Sept. 21 and run through Dec. 10.

About the Exhibit

“Between Spirit and Matter” is an installation of performance pieces and ritual artifacts by the Utah-based artist Beth Krensky. As an acclaimed art educator and maker, Krensky considers herself to be “a gatherer of things—objects, words, spirit—and a connector of fragments, to make us whole.” In videography of her performance works, relics both real and imagined, and tenderly crafted textiles, the artist embraces liminality in an effort to sanctify bodies, space, and objects. The exhibition invites viewers to inhabit the space Krensky does herself: the in-between of matter and spirit, the profane and the sacred.

Glowing alabaster edifices, tinkling prayer shawls, and fluttering wings transform this historic building into hallowed ground. Rooted in the centuries-old Jewish traditions and influenced by more recent familial memory, Krensky’s materially compelling works are rich with meaning, welcoming participation and creating sanctuary.

If you’re in Connecticut…

Yale Institute of Sacred Music presents
Between Spirit and Matter: Works by Beth Krensky
Exhibition Dates:
September 21 - December 10, 2022
On display at Miller Hall 406 Prospect St. New Haven, Connecticut
Opening Event & Artist Panel
Wednesday, September 21 at 5:30 pm in Miller Hall
Beth Krensky, artist Maddie Blonquist Shrum, curator Margaret Olin, panelist Maeera Shreiber, panelist Ori Soltes, panelist