The Seattle Art Museum Presents Yayoi Kusama – Infinity MirrorsThe Seattle Art Museum Presents Yayoi Kusama – Infinity Mirrors

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Yayoi Kusama
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Afshan Lakha is a co-founder and principal of Bellevue, Washington-based Lakha Investments Company. Outside of her business endeavors, Afshan Lakha is a patron of the arts and supporter of the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).

The Pacific Northwest’s leading center for visual arts, SAM has displayed world-class art from both local and international artists since 1933. In 1994, SAM added the Seattle Asian Art Museum, followed by the Olympic Sculpture Park in 2005. It continues to feature rotating and permanent exhibitions in Downtown Seattle.

One upcoming exhibition will feature Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors, a look at five decades of her use of fully-mirrored rooms in art. Her first mirror room, which will be prominently featured, uses multiple mirrors and piles of painted tubers to create a seemingly endless realm of polka dots. Her more recent work relies more on light, darkness, and sculptural elements, using hanging lights and mirrors to put viewers in a surreal and seemingly endless space.

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors will run from June 30 through September 10, 2017.

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Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style Exhibit Coming to SAM

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Yves Saint Laurent
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Principal and partner of Lakha Investment Company, LLC, a commercial real estate company based in Washington, Afshan Lakha is involved in overall business operations. Dedicated to helping her community, Afshan Lakha supports such local organizations as the Seattle Art Museum.

While the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has plenty of permanent exhibits, its temporary ones keep with the ever-changing nature of art. One of SAM’s upcoming exhibits is Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style. Scheduled to run from October 11, 2016 to January 8, 2017, this new exhibit highlights the 44-year career of designer Yves Saint Laurent. The exhibit is organized in partnership with the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent in Paris and will feature several new additions that have yet to be seen by the public.

Visitors to the upcoming exhibit will have the opportunity to see the evolution of the famed designer’s career. Beginning with his first sketch and fabric selection, the exhibit will include information and items from Laurent’s first studio, Paper Doll Couture House, all the way to his last runway collection. More than 100 garments will be featured at the exhibit, along with accessories, drawings, films, and photographs that all come from the Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent archives.