Portrait of Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe. Photo by Rachel Stern
Installation view of Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (May 22, 2021 – February 13, 2022).
Photo by Jenna Bascom. Courtesy the Museum of Arts and Design.

Tabernacles for Trying Times

with Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe
Thursday, January 13, 2022
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Registration is closed.
Deadline: January 12.

We all need this! Join us online where two longtime artist collaborators will take us on a virtual tour of their fantastic exhibition at the Museum of Art and Design: Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe: Tabernacles for Trying Times. They will talk about their process and lift our spirits. The New Yorker describes their collaborations as “generous hosts throwing a party,” and inspired by Lee Bontecou’s directive: “no barriers—no boundaries—all freedom in every sense.”

For Carrie Moyer and Sheila Pepe, the evolution of their artistic practices is inextricably linked to their twenty-five-year love story. Over the decades, they have broken through homophobic and sexist barriers to build careers of international acclaim. As a painter, Moyer weaves together abstraction, bodily forms, and logo-like imagery. Pepe is best known for her use of industrial materials, which she knots, knits, and crochets into monumental structures. In the exhibition, individual works from the past decade demonstrate how Moyer and Pepe have informed each other’s development while maintaining their distinct identities as artists, scholars, women, lesbians, and activists.

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