Arlene Shechet

Some Truths


Paris

  • , Equal Time, 2017
    Glazed ceramic, paint, hardwood, steel
    134,6 x 88,9 x 58,4 cm
    53 x 35 x 23 inches
  • , Roundabout, 2016
    Ceramic, wood, steel
    88,3 x 76,2 x 76,2 cm
    34,75 x 30 x 30 inches
  • , The Body is an Ear, 2016
    Glazed ceramic, carved hardwood, steel, gold
    133,35 x 66,04 x 58,42 cm
    52,5 x 26 x 23 inches
  • , Like Kali, 2018
    Glazed ceramic, wood, paint
    134,6 x 71,1 x 48,3 cm
    53 x 28 x 19 inches
  • , Deep Listening, 2018
    Glazed ceramic, wood, paint
    127 x 66 x 50,8 cm
    50 x 26 x 20 inches
  • , Rest Less, 2018
    Glazed ceramic, wood
    58,4 x 40,6 x 40,6 cm
    23 x 16 x 16 inches
  • , "Pow!", 2018
    Aluminum, base wood
    224,8 x 38,1 x 45,7 cm
    88 1/2 x 15 x 18 inches
  • , The Golden Leg, 2018
    Glazed concrete, cast concrete, wood, gold
    106,7 x 40,6 x 43,2 cm
    42 x 16 x 17 inches
  • , Seems Like Spring, 2018
    Glazed ceramic, steel
    50,8 x 38,1 x 38,1 cm
    20 x 15 x 15 inches
  • , Knowing Sylvette, 2018
    Glazed ceramic, concrete
    83,8 x 53,3 x 55,9 cm
    33 x 21 x 22 inches
  • , Plus One, 2016
    Glazed ceramic, steel, carved hardwood, concrete
    60,96 x 66,04 x 31,75 cm
    24 x 26 x 12,5 inches
  • , It Grew, It Flew , 2018
    Glazed ceramic
    33 x 19,7 x 17,8 cm
    13 x 7,75 x 7 inches
  • , Prophet: Madam F, 2018
    Bronze
    173 x 45,7 x 48,3 cm
    68 1/8 x 18 x 19 inches
  • , Some Attitude, 2018
    Concrete
    172,1 x 21 x 21 cm
    67,75 x 8,25 x 8,25 inches
  • , My Absinthe, 2018
    Glazed ceramic
    15,9 x 15,2 x 15,2 cm
    6,25 x 6 x 6 inches
  • , Close to me, 2018
    Glazed ceramic
    38,1 x 40,6 x 35,6 cm
    15 x 16 x 14 inches
  • , Best Dressed , 2016
    Glazed Ceramic
    34,3 x 15,2 x 16,5 cm
    13 1/2 x 6 x 6 1/2 inches
  • , Who, What, When, 2015
    Glazed ceramic, hard wood, steel
    132,1 x 45,7 x 45,7 cm
    52 x 18 x 18 inches
  • , Gold Thumbs Landscape, 2012
    Glazed Meissen Porcelain, gold
    40 x 11 x 10,9 cm
    15,75 x 4,33 x 4,3 inches
  • , Standing Paw , 2018
    Aluminum
    128,3 x 67,3 x 81,3 cm
    50,5 x 26,5 x 32 inches
  • , Shoulder to Leg (Blue), 2013
    Glazed Meissen Porcelain and platinum
    29 x 18 x 12 cm
    11 3/8 x 7 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches

Press release

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.


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