Cate McQuaid of the Boston Globe reviews "Sheila Pepe: Hot Mess Formalism" at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. She notes that the work of Sheila Pepe '83 BFA Ceramics is
"morphing, coiling, pendulous installations, often made of neon-colored shoelaces, derby rope, and nautical towline, are also festive and somehow cozy, like your grandma’s afghan gone haywire. The artist, who crochets these things herself, has become the spider. She has entered the shadow, turned the lights on, and found the place hospitable."
WBUR describes alumna Sheila Pepe's mid-career retrospective "Hot Mess Formalism" as "complex" and "mesmerizing" in the 70 pieces that show her early work from MassArt to recent work which appeared at the Phoenix Art Museum in October 2017.
This exhibition is a tribute to artist Barkley L. Hendricks’ legacy and a celebration of new generations of figurative artists of color.
Monday - Saturday 12:00pm - 6:00pm • Wednesdays 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Frank Vasello '87 BFA Ceramics created stick-based installations meticulously installed around Spy Pond Park in Arlington, MA.