Sheila Pepe
Featured Artist

For more than 30 years I’ve accumulated a family resemblance ( see Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations) of works in sculpture—installation—drawing and other hybrid forms. Some are drawings that are sculpture—or sculpture that is furniture, fiber works that appear as paintings, and table top objects that look like models for monuments. The cultural sources and the meanings twisted together are from canonical arts of the 20th century, home crafts, lesbian, queer and feminist aesthetics, as well as 2nd Vatican Council American churches and and an array of Roman Catholic sources.

I make simultaneous bodies of work that start as one breaks off from another. I work ’round the studio—as in a kitchen—tending each pot and cutting board. All bodies of work remain open until the end of me.