Arlene Shechet
6/2/2018 - 9/9/2018

Arlene Shechet’s (American, b. 1951) whimsical, mixed-media sculptures question the boundaries of decorative arts by resisting conventional techniques for working with ceramics. Her objects frequently introduce materials not typically joined with ceramic, such as steel and wood. These unusual pairings reflect Shechet’s interest in conflating sculpture and base, and provide the opportunity to explore surface texture, shape, and color. Chromatic experimentation is particularly important for Shechet, whose masterful glazing offsets her intentionally imperfect compositions.

A Riley Contemporary Artists Project Gallery exhibition, included in free general Museum admission. Organized by Joslyn Art Museum.

Pictured: Arlene Shechet (b. 1951), Jewel & Peg Leg are an Item, 2016, glazed ceramic, painted and carved wood, steel, Peg Leg: 19 x 19 x 17-1/2 in., Jewel: 17 x 15 x 16 in., Courtesy the artist and Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York