Sheila Pepe

Mistake House: Here at Mistake House Magazine, we are interested in the ways in which the creative practice intersects with a sense of place and home. You have cited your experience walking across the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn as having inspired your piece Redhook at Bedford Terrace. How does your work draw inspiration from the …

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Sheila Pepe

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 …

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Sheila Pepe

Sheila Pepe

Sheila Pepe is best known for her large-scale, ephemeral installations and sculpture made from domestic and industrial materials. Since the mid-1990s, Pepe has used feminist and craft traditions to investigate notions concerning the production of canonical artwork, as well as the artist’s relationship to museum display and the institution of art. Venues for Pepe’s many …

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