Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Arlene Shechet: Working Over Time


Arlene Shechet
Working Over Time : an artist’s talk
Thursday, November 17, 7 pm
Freeman Auditorium
205 Woldenberg Art Center
reception immediately following in Woodward Way

Please join the Newcomb Art Department for the 2016 Sandra Garrard Memorial Lecture, Working Over Time: an artist talk by Arlene Shechet.

Arlene Shechet is a sculptor living and working in New York City and the Hudson Valley. All at Once, a major, critically-acclaimed 20-year survey of Shechet’s work, was on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston in 2015. Sebastian Smee of The Boston Globe wrote: “It’s in the harmonies and tensions between these colors and textures, between suggestions of both order and anarchy, decay and blooming freshness, that these works cough, sputter, and sing. If they really are the great analogs to interior life that I feel them to be, it’s because Shechet knows that this life, expertly attended to, has its own folds and wrinkles, its own hollows and protuberances; that it is at once fugitive and monumental ... and ultimately unknowable.” All at Once was also hailed by The New York Times as “some of the most imaginative American sculpture of the past 20 years, and some of the most radically personal.” 

Shechet was featured in Season 7 of PBS’s ART21 in 2014 as well as Season 4 of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Artist Project in 2016. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2016 CAA Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work, a John S. Guggenheim Foundation Fellow- ship Award in 2004, the Anonymous Was a Woman Artist Award, and the Joan Mitchell Painters and Sculptors Grant in 2010, as well as several New York Foundation for the Arts awards. 

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