|Beverly Pepper I Residency from January to July 2000
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Beverly Pepper was invited as an artist in residence at the Atelier Calder from February to July 2000.
This American sculptor has lived in both the U.S.A. and Italy since the 1950's.
Sculptures by Beverly Pepper are on view in numerous public spaces and venues in Europe as well as in the U.S.A. (Amphisculpture in New Jersey, Sol y Ombra in Barcelona).
One can distinguish several stages in the artist's work that correspond with the use of different materials and media: steel in the works called "Reflexives", cast iron for the works characterized by their verticality, their monumentality.
The works of Beverly Pepper, her abstract forms that integrate fully into their environment, find a perfect balance between the materials and nature. The principal preoccupation of the artist has remained the same since her first creations -- the temporal.
At the Atelier Calder, Beverly Pepper produced a group of sculptures in Chauvigny stone that relate one to the other, their various aspects being fairly similar, even if individually they also present different characteristics. This material has permitted the artist to associate geometric forms like the triangle, the base element of logic in her work, and delicate surface treatments, to reassert considerations of craftsmanship.