Beverly Pepper

New Works

Jul 2 — Aug 12, 2014
London

Marlborough is pleased present announce an exhibition of new works by American sculptor Beverly Pepper (b. 1922). It will be the artist’s first solo exhibition in the U.K. and an important moment for the artist who at 92 years old, is frequently compared to contemporaries such as Louise Bourgeois and Louise Nevelson.

The exhibition will celebrate a prodigious career that has spanned seven decades, containing new sculptures and works on paper. The series of work continues to explore the artist’s ongoing fascination with time, materiality and place, and is part of Pepper’s wider series of curved forms, or Curvae.

The sculptures are often site-specific, relating directly to their environment and incorporating the viewer as an element of the work. Pepper has worked across a variety of mediums, including cast iron, stone and ceramic, and was one of the first artists to use Cor-Ten, a naturally weathering steel that acquires a rust-like appearance over time. Throughout her career, Pepper has always been at the centre of the fabrication process, and has worked predominantly in Umbrian metalwork factories near her studio in Todi, a fact that distinguishes Pepper from most of her female contemporaries.

Works

Octavia, 2014, Cor-Ten steel, 303/8 × 251/4 × 207/8 in., 77 × 64 × 53 cm
Helena, 2014, Cor-Ten steel, 131/4 × 133/4 × 63/4 in., 33.5 × 35 × 17 cm