Dec 17

Transformers: Re-contextualizing Our Material Culture

Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts 

at Florida institute of Technology


Transformers: Re-contextualizing Our Material Culture

September 17 - December 17, 2016

Contemporary artists Jodie Mack, Garry Noland, Julie Peppito and Gerry Trilling regard material culture as raw material. They use it to create artwork of a high order, informed by its fraught, untidy, intimate origins - paintings, sculptures, films, and tapestries in which the ordinary stuff of our lives becomes splendid and strange.

This exhibition is curated by contemporary artist China Marks and presented in conjunction with Radiant Messenger: Drawings by China Marks on view at the Foosaner Art Museum (October 22, 2016 – January 8, 2017).


6:00 pm18:00


 Kentler International Drawing Space Benefit, May 16th, 2015

Nov 23


  • Heskin Contemporary

OPENING: October 17th, 2013, 6-9pm

Exhibition Dates: October 17 to November 23, 2013

Heskin Contemporary, 443 W 37th St., (9/10 Ave.), NYC 10018 

PDF of Press Release 

Click here to see Connected Portrait Images

In Connected, Julie Peppito's third solo exhibit at Heskin Contemporaryopening October 17th, she presents detailed and intimate works about a monumental subject: Everything is connected.

In her Connected Portraits, and other hybrid sculptures and drawings, Peppito stitches and wraps found objects together that she and her subjects collect to create tapestry-like masses, then blends them with intricate patterns, fine lines, and carefully drawn microcosms. The densely layered works make metaphorical connections that reflect both an appreciation for and aversion to possessions at a time when our habits of consumption have a profound effect on the fate of our planet. They evoke the beauty and degradation of all the stuff that passes through our lives - some to be kept forever, some lost or tossed away, all eventually becoming part of our collective history of garbage.

In keeping with her commitment to connection and participation, Peppito is donating 10% of the money collected from each piece to Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change relief efforts.