COMMON SENSE, 2009-2012

 

COMMON SENSE, 2009-2012

Common Sense was an installation performance series that Pepe calls “practicing for the end of ephemera.” The installations were large-scale crocheted drawings — informed by Modernist abstract compositions as well as late 20th century notions of de/construction. Audience-turned-participants “unraveled” the art, transforming the drawing into raw materials for making their own scarves, hats, socks, etc. .

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Common Sense, Biella, 2012

Yarn. Included to represent Asilo Bianco, Ameno in ARTInRETI: Artistic Practice and Urban transformation in Piemonte, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy, Curator: Giorgio Caione

Catalog:
  • Guida, Cecilia, Sandoval, Naldini & Asilo Bianco. ARTInRETI: Artistic Practices and Urban transformations in Piedmont. Biela, Italy: Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, 2012.

Common Sense, Athens, 2012

Yarn. A solo exhibition at American College of Greece: Deree, Aghia Paraskevi, focused on providing a commons – a small “tent” – for class meetings and eventual deconstruction.

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Common Sense, Boston, 2011

Yarn, rope structure and hardware. Installed for the solo exhibition “Common Sense, and Other Things” at Carroll and Sons Art Gallery, Boston, MA

Press:
  • Cook, Greg. “Research and Development: Artists Probe Atrocities, the Atmosphere, and Yarn,” The Boston Phoenix, January 14, 2011.
  • McQuaid, Cate. “Strings, attached and removed.” The Boston Globe, January 6, 2011.


Sheila Pepe: Common Sense: Chicago, 2011

Yarn. Installed in the curators’ home – which was was the exhibition space. Deconstruction was performed by the youngest member of the household – Lucas – and his friends.

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Common Sense, Tblisi, 2010

Yarn, rope structure and hardware. Installed for Chime In, Artisterium, Tbilisi, Rebublic of Georgia, Curator: Lydia Mathews and Laurie Lazer

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Common Sense II. 2010

Yarn, rope structure and hardware. Installed as part of Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art & Craft, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, TX

Catalogue:
  • Cassel Oliver, Valerie. Hand + Made: The Performative Impulse in Art and Craft. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2010.


Common Sense: a collaboration with curator Elizabeth Dunbar, 2009

Yarn. Solo exhibition at Testsite/Fluent-Colab, Austin, TX

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Testsite/Fluent-Colab