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Almine Rech

Arlene Shechet From Here on Now

Oct 20, 2016 — May 7, 2017 | The Phillips Collection, Washington DC

New York-based sculptor Arlene Shechet is known for glazed ceramic sculptures that are off-kilter yet hang in a balance between stable and unstable, teetering between the restraint of intellect and the insistence of instinct. Her sculptures encourage circumambulation, often drawing upon Buddhist iconography for inspiration. From Here On Now at the Phillips is both a poetic beckoning and a description of the literal. The exhibition’s title also tweaks the familiar phrase “from here on out” to bring attention to the present and as a reminder that the future is an abstraction. 

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© Photo: Lee Stalsworth / Courtesy of Arlene Shechet Studio