Lectures & Events
Arlene Shechet’s craggy sculptures might not seem an ideal fit for the Phillips Collection, known for its sunny Renoir and serene Rothkos. The New York artist’s creations are whimsical and wildly asymmetrical, a riot of shapes and textures. Squares, circles and tubelike projections stud the somewhat organic forms, and assure that the pieces appear different from every possible vantage. - Mark Jenkins
Here, Shechet continues to transcend the materiality and conventions that have characterized and burdened ceramics for so long. There is little reason to think she will not accomplish the same with wood. - Chris Murtha
Using these off-kilter constituent parts, Ms. Shechet has constructed what amount to 18 diagrams of cognitive dissonance — or of just how complicated the world is. - Will Heinrich
Sculptor Arlene Shechet sits down with host Will Corwin to discuss the wide range of her current exhibitions: Porcelain, No Simple Matter, on view through April 4, 2017, at The Frick Collection, Turn Up the Bass at Sikkema Jenkins & Co, and From Here On Now at Phillips Collection in Washington DC, through May 7, 2017.