Solo Exhibition at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.
New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for glazed ceramic sculptures that are off-kilter yet hang in a balance between stable and unstable, teetering between the restraint of intellect and the insistence of instinct. Her sculptures encourage circumambulation, often drawing upon Buddhist iconography for inspiration. From Here On Now at the Phillips is both a poetic beckoning and a description of the literal. The exhibition’s title also tweaks the familiar phrase “from here on out” to bring attention to the present and as a reminder that the future is an abstraction.
For this installation, Shechet’s sculptures in ceramic, porcelain, and paper are exhibited across five galleries on two different floors of the museum, extending from the original house to the annex. It includes six recently conserved paintings by Forrest Bess, received as a gift from Miriam Schapiro Grosof in 2014, and on view at the Phillips for the first time.
Discover the new exhibition Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years with Windgate Research and Collections Curator Elissa Auther and artist Arlene Shechet as your guides. Spanning the years 1953–1968, the exhibition pays tribute to the early career of Peter Voulkos and the radical methods and ideas developed during this period, which opened up the possibilities for ceramics in ways that are still being felt today.
At the conclusion of the 6:00 pm tour, visitors will be invited to join the 6:30 pm Curator-led Tour of Voulkos: The Breakthrough Years by Windgate Research and Collections Curator Elissa Auther and artist Arlene Shechet followed by the panel discussion Voulkos, Then and Now.
Pippy Houldsworth Gallery is pleased to present a new ceramic work in The Box by American sculptor Arlene Shechet. This will be the first time her work has been shown in London.
Lora Reynolds is pleased to announce Pioneer Lust, a group show of painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography. The exhibition includes work by Noriko Ambe, Colby Bird, Ben Durham, Tony Feher, Shannon Finley, Donald Moffett, Arlene Shechet, and Jim Torok.
See The Met collection through artists' eyes. Each artist discusses works of art in the collection that hold personal meaning or relevance to his or her artistic process.
The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking at Georgia Tech presents Pure Pulp: Contemporary Artists Working in Paper at Dieu Donné, an exhibition designed to convey the range and vitality ofartmaking with paper over the course of 40 years at DieuDonné, the renowned New York City papermaking studio.
Firelei Báez, Ian Cooper, David Kennedy Cutler, E.V. Day, Melvin Edwards, Natalie Frank, Jane Hammond, Jim Hodges, William Kentridge, Jon Kessler, Glenn Ligon, Suzanne McClelland, Arlene Shechet, Kate Shepherd, Molly Smith, Do Ho Suh, Mary Temple, Richard Tuttle, Ursula von Rydingsvard, and B. Wurtz.
Exhibition organized by the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. Exhibit tour organized by Dieu Donné, New York
Arlene Shechet is a sculptor living and working in New York City and the Hudson Valley. A major, critically acclaimed 20-year survey of the artist’s work, All At Once, which the New York Times called “some of the most imaginative American sculpture of the past 20 years, and some of the most radically personal,” was on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in 2015 with an accompanying catalogue. Meissen Recast, a book that focuses on Shechet’s porcelain work at the Meissen manufactory in Germany was published by Gregory Miller in 2015. Shechet’s installation, Porcelain, No Simple Matter: Arlene Shechet and the Arnhold Collection is on view at The Frick Collection from May 2016 to May 2017. Other upcoming solo museum exhibitions include the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C. in October 2016 and the Jewish Museum, NYC in September 2017. Shechet’s work is included in many distinguished public and private collections, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and the National Gallery, Washington, D.C. Shechet is represented in New York by Sikkema Jenkins & Co.