Work by Faculty Member Diane Pepe Praised in 'Sculpture' Magazine
December 6, 2011
"Connections," a solo exhibit by College of Art, Media and Design Associate Professor Diane Pepe held recently at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, was reviewed in the December issue of Sculpture magazine.
"Constructed of simple forms and materials, Pepe's sculptures radiated a sense of calmness and harmony that pervaded the room," raves the review, which also features an image of "Center Triptych," a cherry wood, brass rod and stone sculpture she created with partial funding by a University of the Arts Faculty Enrichment Grant.
Pepe utilizes hard wood, brass and stone elements in her large-scale sculptural work, revealing the juxtaposition of two elements: the wood/brass structure that contains and orders and the river stones that represent a powerful force, constant movement and boundless energy of the human spirit. She also creates collages that are layered cut-paper drawings and digital animated shorts that investigate the various aspects of human nature and interactions.