Sheila Pepe Hot Mess Formalism artists textile artist SCMA Smith College
Shelia Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism

Shelia Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism

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Shoelaces, nautical ropes, bits of string. For two decades Sheila Pepe has been transforming these items into transcendent works that can fit on a lap or fill a room. Her versatility, humor, and feminist perspective are on brilliant display in this book that traces her development over the past twenty years. Essays look at how the artist plays with feminist and craft traditions to counter patriarchal notions, and the site-specific nature of her work. Arranged both chronologically and thematically, this lushly illustrated book focuses on an artist doing important work in the fields of queer theory, craft making, and personal geography.

This catalogue was originally produced to accompany the exhibition, Shelia Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism at Phoenix Art Museum October 14, 2017 - January 28, 2018.

Authored by Phoenix Art Museum's Gilbert Vicario, The Selig Family Cheif Curator, this mid-career retrospective showcases Sheila Pepe's range as an artist comfortable with both the everyday and also the extraordinary.

  • Hardcover
  • 128 pages; 110 color illustrations
  • Phoenix Art Museum & DelMonico Books•Prestel, 2017.

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