Hot Mess Formalism, a mid-career survey of the work of Sheila Pepe, features more than 70 works. Curated by Gilbert Vicario, the show includes a range of the artist's work including drawings, sculptural assemblages and a three-story site-specific fiber work created for the Phoenix Art Museum, where the exhibition ran from October 14, 2017 to January 28th 2018. The show will travel next to the Everson Museum in Syracuse New York, opening on February 16th. From there it continues to the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts in June and the de Cordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Fall 2018. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated catalog with contributions by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Elizabeth Dunbar, Lia Gangitano and Gilbert Vicario and is distributed by DelMonico Books•Prestel. The exhibition has been widely praised in the press:
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