ArtReview: Would You Rather
ArtReview: Would You Rather

Review by Lindsay Preston Zappas

Hyperallergic: Porcelain, No Simple Matter
Hyperallergic: Porcelain, No Simple Matter

Shechet animates the objects, choreographing a dialogue across centuries. - Leticia Wouk Almino

The Washington Post: From Here On Now
The Washington Post: From Here On Now

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

Artforum Critic's Pick: Turn Up the Bass
Artforum Critic's Pick: Turn Up the Bass

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

The New York Times: Turn Up the Bass
The New York Times: Turn Up the Bass

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

Interview with Will Corwin on Clocktower Radio
Interview with Will Corwin on Clocktower Radio

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.

No Simple Matter, NYC-Arts on PBS Thirteen
No Simple Matter, NYC-Arts on PBS Thirteen

Curator's Choice segment: Arlene Shechet at The Frick Collection

The New Yorker: No Simple Matter
The New Yorker: No Simple Matter

Shechet is the first living artist to exhibit in depth at the Frick … the installation is a balancing act of respectful and radical. - Andrea K. Scott

The Met Artist Project
The Met Artist Project

Artists on Artworks—Arlene Shechet : 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.

Artforum: Porcelain, No Simple Matter
Artforum: Porcelain, No Simple Matter

Her installation devices, too - her placement of objects not just in but on and underneath her vitrines, for example - recall her interest in the base on which a sculpture stands. There is much to be thought about in this marriage of a traditional industry with a contemporary artist's concerns. - David Frankel

The New York Times T Magazine: Porcelain, No Simple Matter
The New York Times T Magazine: Porcelain, No Simple Matter

“Porcelain, No Simple Matter” [is] a radical and rowdy rethinking of the precious ... Unencumbered by formality, the pieces come alive. - Meghan Dailey

Vogue: Porcelain, No Simple Matter
Vogue: Porcelain, No Simple Matter

Shechet’s inventive and idiosyncratic installation in the Frick’s light-filled portico gallery ... and the dialogue it sparks between classicism and improvisation, nature and art, luxury goods and the processes of industrial production, brings these historic works vividly to life as never before. - Leslie Camhi

Artforum Review
Artforum Review

Oh but to be a Royal Meissen porcelain, handled with the most tender of care and on lofty display, in Henry Clay Frick’s magnificently appointed mansion. We are invited to inhabit the interior lives of these stately objects in “Porcelain, No Simple Matter:

Art21 Segment : Arlene Shechet in "Secrets"
Art21 Segment : Arlene Shechet in "Secrets"

Arlene Shechet is curious about the obscured origins of industrial objects, folding clues about production processes into her handcrafted ceramic sculptures. Watch

Art in America - Jan, 2012 Cover Story
Art in America - Jan, 2012 Cover Story

[L]ike European Baroque and Rococo sculptors, she is drawn to spirals and vortices, imparting to her works an often wild drama. To experience her sculptures properly, one must walk around them more than once, for odd gravities and complex surfaces impart multiple identities. - Faye Hirsch

Recipient of the 2016 CAA Artist Award
Recipient of the 2016 CAA Artist Award

Among this year’s [College Art Association (CAA)] winners are Arlene Shechet, who had a critically acclaimed ICA Boston show in 2015.

Interview with Phong Bui in Brooklyn Rail
Interview with Phong Bui in Brooklyn Rail

One feels there’s a complete embrace of the bodies of all things—humans, animals, vegetables, landscapes, architecture, and so on—which are drenched with [Shechet's] reconciliation of multiplicity, fragmentation, and change.-Phong Bui

Hyperallergic - The Pursuit of Art, 2013
Hyperallergic - The Pursuit of Art, 2013

The intelligence [that she brings to the form] seems almost bacterial to me ... these works metaphorically and literally digest and ferment all of the things that they’ve stood on while being developed—including the trial and error, the accidents of their own histories, and the histories of pieces that came before them. - Heather Kapplow

NY Times Review - Roberta Smith
NY Times Review - Roberta Smith

In her latest, largely terrific exhibition, Arlene Shechet continues to expand upon the ceramic vessel as a one-stop art medium that combines painting and sculpture while pushing her work in increasingly diverse directions... Read More

Jerry Saltz Pick for Fall 2013 Previews
Jerry Saltz Pick for Fall 2013 Previews

A very good, still-under-known mid-career sculptor, Shechet makes forceful painted, glazed, and raw primal shapes of clay and porcelain set on almost Cubistic primary forms. Read more

American Academy of Arts and Letters Artist Award
American Academy of Arts and Letters Artist Award

New York, March 28, 2011 -- The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the seven artists who will receive its 2011 awards in art.

ArtReview: Would You Rather
Hyperallergic: Porcelain, No Simple Matter
The Washington Post: From Here On Now
Artforum Critic's Pick: Turn Up the Bass
The New York Times: Turn Up the Bass
Interview with Will Corwin on Clocktower Radio
No Simple Matter, NYC-Arts on PBS Thirteen
The New Yorker: No Simple Matter
The Met Artist Project
Artforum: Porcelain, No Simple Matter
The New York Times T Magazine: Porcelain, No Simple Matter
Vogue: Porcelain, No Simple Matter
Artforum Review
Art21 Segment : Arlene Shechet in "Secrets"
Art in America - Jan, 2012 Cover Story
Recipient of the 2016 CAA Artist Award
Interview with Phong Bui in Brooklyn Rail
Hyperallergic - The Pursuit of Art, 2013
NY Times Review - Roberta Smith
Jerry Saltz Pick for Fall 2013 Previews
American Academy of Arts and Letters Artist Award
ArtReview: Would You Rather

Review by Lindsay Preston Zappas

Hyperallergic: Porcelain, No Simple Matter

Shechet animates the objects, choreographing a dialogue across centuries. - Leticia Wouk Almino

The Washington Post: From Here On Now

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

Artforum Critic's Pick: Turn Up the Bass

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

The New York Times: Turn Up the Bass

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

Interview with Will Corwin on Clocktower Radio

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.

No Simple Matter, NYC-Arts on PBS Thirteen

Curator's Choice segment: Arlene Shechet at The Frick Collection

The New Yorker: No Simple Matter

Shechet is the first living artist to exhibit in depth at the Frick … the installation is a balancing act of respectful and radical. - Andrea K. Scott

The Met Artist Project

Artists on Artworks—Arlene Shechet : 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.

Artforum: Porcelain, No Simple Matter

Her installation devices, too - her placement of objects not just in but on and underneath her vitrines, for example - recall her interest in the base on which a sculpture stands. There is much to be thought about in this marriage of a traditional industry with a contemporary artist's concerns. - David Frankel

The New York Times T Magazine: Porcelain, No Simple Matter

“Porcelain, No Simple Matter” [is] a radical and rowdy rethinking of the precious ... Unencumbered by formality, the pieces come alive. - Meghan Dailey

Vogue: Porcelain, No Simple Matter

Shechet’s inventive and idiosyncratic installation in the Frick’s light-filled portico gallery ... and the dialogue it sparks between classicism and improvisation, nature and art, luxury goods and the processes of industrial production, brings these historic works vividly to life as never before. - Leslie Camhi

Artforum Review

Oh but to be a Royal Meissen porcelain, handled with the most tender of care and on lofty display, in Henry Clay Frick’s magnificently appointed mansion. We are invited to inhabit the interior lives of these stately objects in “Porcelain, No Simple Matter:

Art21 Segment : Arlene Shechet in "Secrets"

Arlene Shechet is curious about the obscured origins of industrial objects, folding clues about production processes into her handcrafted ceramic sculptures. Watch

Art in America - Jan, 2012 Cover Story

[L]ike European Baroque and Rococo sculptors, she is drawn to spirals and vortices, imparting to her works an often wild drama. To experience her sculptures properly, one must walk around them more than once, for odd gravities and complex surfaces impart multiple identities. - Faye Hirsch

Recipient of the 2016 CAA Artist Award

Among this year’s [College Art Association (CAA)] winners are Arlene Shechet, who had a critically acclaimed ICA Boston show in 2015.

Interview with Phong Bui in Brooklyn Rail

One feels there’s a complete embrace of the bodies of all things—humans, animals, vegetables, landscapes, architecture, and so on—which are drenched with [Shechet's] reconciliation of multiplicity, fragmentation, and change.-Phong Bui

Hyperallergic - The Pursuit of Art, 2013

The intelligence [that she brings to the form] seems almost bacterial to me ... these works metaphorically and literally digest and ferment all of the things that they’ve stood on while being developed—including the trial and error, the accidents of their own histories, and the histories of pieces that came before them. - Heather Kapplow

NY Times Review - Roberta Smith

In her latest, largely terrific exhibition, Arlene Shechet continues to expand upon the ceramic vessel as a one-stop art medium that combines painting and sculpture while pushing her work in increasingly diverse directions... Read More

Jerry Saltz Pick for Fall 2013 Previews

A very good, still-under-known mid-career sculptor, Shechet makes forceful painted, glazed, and raw primal shapes of clay and porcelain set on almost Cubistic primary forms. Read more

American Academy of Arts and Letters Artist Award

New York, March 28, 2011 -- The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced today the seven artists who will receive its 2011 awards in art.

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