Text by Cat Kron
Publisher: Black Dog Publishing / Kayne Griffin Corcoran (2017)
Beverly Pepper: Selected Works 1968-2015 catalogues an important group of works exhibited at Kayne Griffin Corcoran in 2017. This was the first major solo exhibition in Los Angeles by the pioneering sculptor, featuring an original installation of different series of Pepper’s signature oeuvre including the monumental sculptures Drusilla Senior (2014) and Dallas Pyramid (1971).
Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1922, Pepper has spent most of her adult life working in central Italy. Her work has been inspired as much by the history of art as by the ruins of antiquity-- amphitheaters, obelisks, caryatids and temple columns. Although she is known for her large-scale public works, site specific and land art installations throughout the world, Pepper has also mastered more intimate forms in cast iron, Cor-ten steel, bronze, stainless steel and stone, treating each material with unique delicacy.
The publication features an essay by New York-based writer Cat Kron.