Almine Rech Gallery Paris is pleased to present ‘Some Truths’, the first solo exhibition in Paris by the American artist Arlene Shechet.
Arlene Shechet’s sculptures capture an uncanny combination of the raw and the refined. By inhabiting the intermediate area between subject and object, figuration and abstraction, color and form, and humor and pathos, she seeks to address both the power and vulnerability of what it is like to be embodied and alive. Extremes of balance and precariousness exist within a single work, in which disparate materials are stacked, inlayed, woven or folded together. Employing a rich constellation of materials, her palpable objects include wild juxtapositions of materials and sensibilities. Shechet is well known as a brilliant ceramicist but in these latest works she uses her ceramic vocabulary to generate forms in companion materials as well. In this, her first solo exhibition in Paris, Shechet feels the weight of history.