The first museum survey of sculptor Arlene Shechet, this major exhibition features over 150 objects that trace the development of her innovative practice over the past 20 years. For her entire career, Shechet has embraced an experimental approach to sculpture, finding form in the the chance processes that occur as mutable materials—such as plaster, ceramic, paper pulp and glass—become solid. Her exhilarating, polymorphic sculptures test the limits of color and glaze, creating highly visceral surfaces and painterly effects.
This exhibition catalogue features full-color plates of the works in the show and essays by Jenelle Porter, Robert AF Thurman, Peter Lamborn Wilson, David Levi Strauss, Debra Bricker Balken, and Meredith Martin, as well as a conversation between Shechet and Janine Antoni.
Hardcover. 202 pages. Co-published by ICA Boston and Prestel.