Drawn Into Form:
Sixty Years of Drawings and Prints by Beverly Pepper

Drawn Into Form:
Sixty Years of Drawings and Prints by Beverly Pepper

February 2, 2018 April 29, 2018

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is honored to premiere a collection of 70 works from American sculptor Beverly Pepper from the early 1950s through present day. From sketches capturing scenes of everyday life and landscape views to abstract explorations of space and form to technical drawings and independent prints, the exhibition will evidence one of the most profound artistic careers in recent memory.

Overview

Born in 1922, Pepper is among the most prodigious and prolific sculptors in Contemporary art and a pioneering female force in the visual arts. Her career spans more than six decades and her work is found in many of the world’s most important public and private collections, including a significant number of civic and government plazas and courtyards across the United States and Europe.

In addition to her sculptural endeavors, Pepper has quietly developed an extraordinarily vast and dynamic repertoire of drawings and prints. Despite the renown of her sculpture, including those at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, her two-dimensional oeuvre is less well known. 

Timed to coincide with her 95th birthday, the ever-active artist has gifted her entire body of graphic work to Meijer Gardens. Nearly 900 objects, including drawings, sketchbooks, prints and some models have been given, creating one of the most important resources for graphic work related to Contemporary sculpture anywhere in the world. Drawn Into Form: Sixty Years of Drawings and Prints by Beverly Pepper will premiere nearly 70 works from this exceptional gift.

Events

February 1, 2018 6:00 pm

Member Opening: Beverly Pepper

Hidden Treasure: The Graphic Repertoire of Beverly Pepper

Join us for a gallery walk with the insight of an artist.

March 18, 2018 2:00 pm

Five Great Women Sculptors

Monumental sculpture is often closely associated with men.

Instructor

Sue Eberle, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, Kendall College of Art and Design

Sponsors

Sponsors

Drawn Into Form: Sixty Years of Drawings and Prints by Beverly Pepper is made possible by:

The Meijer Foundation

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Foundation

Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park