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SHEILA PEPE invites SONDRA PERRY — Put me down Gently: A Cooler Place + I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

Saturday, Jun. 11, 2016 – Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016

Sheila Pepe, Put me down gently, 2014 (detail). Commissioned by the ICA Boston for the exhibition, Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - present. Photo: Rick Lozier Photography

Sheila Pepe, Put me down gently, 2014 (detail). Commissioned by the ICA Boston for the exhibition, Fiber: Sculpture 1960 - present. Photo: Rick Lozier Photography

Sheila Pepe’s exhibition at DiverseWorks is a commissioned installation that serves as an open meeting space and platform for several events, including a video installation by current MFAH Core Fellow Sondra Perry.

With an interest in carving out space within solo exhibitions for young artists, Pepe invited Perry, working in video and performance, to respond to her augmented reinstallation of Put me down Gently, 2015. Each artist worked autonomously, yet their projects were hinged by shared resources, the color blue and an investment in improvisation within institutional frameworks. The exhibition evolved and two installations emerged – tethered to each other by ongoing conversations on craft, class, race, place and screens of projection.

About the Exhibition

Since the mid-1990s, Pepe has used feminist and craft traditions to investigate received notions of canonical artwork, as well as the artist’s relationship to museum display. For this exhibition, Pepe invites artists and participants to perform, explore, and discuss issues related to race and LGBTQ identity through a series of events that will take place within her installation.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Individuals and small groups are also welcome to use the space during gallery hours. Do you have a group that would like to meet within Sheila Pepe’s installation? Please contact Reyes Ramirez at reyes@diverseworks.org to schedule a day and time.

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