Exhibition Details


Location: Anderman, Marcus and Marley Galleries
Dates: October 14, 2017
to January 28, 2018

Phoenix Art Museum is organizing the first mid-career survey on the work of Sheila Pepe. For over twenty years, Pepe has constructed large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculpture made out of domestic and industrial fibrous materials. Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism examines how the artist often plays with feminist and craft traditions to counter patriarchal notions of recognized or accepted forms of art making. Because Pepe’s works are often site-dependent, there is a critical relationship to traditional boundaries of museum display that are essential to her sculptural practice. While personal and cultural narratives often play a vital role in Pepe’s artistic practice, her work is left open to multiple interpretations. 

The exhibition will travel to the Everson Museum of Art in Spring 2018. It is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog with contributions by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Elizabeth Dunbar, Lia Gangitano and Gilbert Vicario. The publication is designed by Miko McGinty, Inc. and will be distributed by DelMonico Books.

Exhibition Sponsors

 
Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism is organized by Phoenix Art Museum and curated by Gilbert Vicario, the Selig Family Chief Curator. It is made possible through the generosity of donors to the Museum's annual fund.
 

Admission

 
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Press Information

 
Press images and image captions: Coming soon 
Press release: Coming soon 
Media Contact: Margaree Bigler, Marketing and Communications Manager, margaree.bigler@phxart.org
 

Image Credits

 
Exhibition Page: Sheila Pepe, Put Me Down Gently (detail), 2014. Parachute cord, laces, yarn and hardware. Installation view, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. Collection of the artist. Photo: Rick Lozier Photography.
 
Left: Sheila Pepe, Put Me Down Gently (detail), 2014. Parachute cord, laces, yarn and hardware. Installation view, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. Collection of the artist. Photo: Rick Lozier Photography.
 
Center: Sheila Pepe, Short Stack, 2017. Wood, paint, gloss medium. Collection of the artist. Photo: Alan Weiner. 
 
Right: Sheila Pepe, Put Me Down Gently (detail), 2014. Parachute cord, laces, yarn and hardware. Installation view, Des Moines Art Center, Iowa. Collection of the artist. Photo: Rick Lozier Photography.