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Beverly Pepper's Walk Through, 1967

Beverly Pepper (American, born 1922). Walk Through, 1967. Stainless steel and baked enamel, 65 x 63 x 87 inches (165.1 x 160 x 221 cm). Public Art Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Nina Freudenheim, 2015 (PAC2015:1a-b). © Beverly Pepper, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York. Photograph by MK Photo.

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Beverly Pepper’s Walk Through is a sculpture in two parts. When installed, the two rectangular forms, which are slightly larger than a pair of people, are placed about three inches apart and perpendicular to each another to form an L shape. The exterior of the work is highly polished stainless steel and the interior is coated with a vivid blue paint.

Pepper polished her stainless steel surfaces to a mirror shine so that works like Walk Through would reflect the natural surroundings in which they are placed, creating a connection to the landscape and encouraging us to see ourselves as part of the sculpture. The painted interiors soften the otherwise rigidly geometric surfaces and create a space that is open yet contained.

Beverly Pepper (American, born 1922). Walk Through, 1967. Stainless steel and baked enamel, 65 x 63 x 87 inches (165.1 x 160 x 221 cm). Public Art Collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Nina Freudenheim, 2015 (PAC2015:1a-b). © Beverly Pepper, courtesy, Marlborough Gallery, New York. Photograph by MK Photo.

About Beverly Pepper

Beverly Pepper is a world-renowned artist celebrated for her large-scale sculptures in cast iron, bronze, steel, stainless steel, and stone as well as site-specific projects in which she incorporates expanses of industrial metals into the landscape. Her work has been exhibited and collected by major museums around the world, and the Albright-Knox’s collection includes several sculptures by Pepper, including Zig-Zag, 1967.

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The Public Art Initiative is supported by the County of Erie and the City of Buffalo.

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