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Museum of Arts and Design: Luminaries LIVE with Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe

May 20, 2021 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Join Luminaries Co-Chairs Alexander Hankin and Christina Senia on Thursday, May 20 at 6:30 pm, as they get to know artists Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe! This program will be livestreamed from the theater at MAD during our Patrons Opening for Moyer and Pepe’s Tabernacles for Trying Times and our permanent collection exhibition Craft Front and Center!

Register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/3216214346635/WN_DYhd14AISkiDVB_8sCbF7A

Carrie Moyer
Carrie Moyer is an artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited widely, in both the US and Europe. Museums shows include the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny, that originated at the Tang Museum in 2013. Moyer has received awards from the Guggenheim and Joan Mitchell Foundations, Anonymous Was a Woman, and Creative Capital among others. With photographer Sue Schaffner, she co-founded one of the first lesbian public art projects, Dyke Action Machine!, which was active in New York City between 1991-2008. Moyer’s writing has appeared anthologies and periodicals such as Art in America, Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Modern Painters and others. Moyer is a Professor in the Art and Art History Department where she is the Director of the Graduate Program.

Sheila Pepe
Sheila Pepe is an artist and educator living and working in Brooklyn, New York. She is a prominent figure as a lesbian cross-disciplinary artist, whose work employs conceptualism, surrealism, and craft to address feminist and class issues. Her most notable work is characterized as site-specific installations of web-like structure crocheted from domestic and industrial material, although she works with sculpture and drawing as well. She has shown in museums and art galleries throughout the United States.

Pepe’s installations are made of linear elements such as string, rope, shoelaces, and industrial rubber bands. They are the result of a process she has called “improvisational crochet.”

As a Lesbian Feminist Pepe emphasizes that her work is influenced by the work of women before her. She cites Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party and Eva Hesse’s Hang Up as formative influences on her practice.


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