Photo: David Schulze

In Response: Arlene Shechet on ‘No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures’

  • Sat 13 April 2024
  • 1 – 2 pm

On the occasion of the exhibition 'No One Thing. David Smith, Late Sculptures, please join us for a walkthrough and conversation with artist Arlene Shechet and Dr. Jennifer Field, Executive Director, Estate of David Smith. 

One of the most influential and innovative artists of the 20th Century, the sculptor David Smith (1906 – 1965) was at his most experimental and prolific in the last five years of his life. During this period, he deployed welding to newly monumental ends, integrated open space into his arrangement of planar forms and animated sculptural surfaces with paint in color combinations that transcended logic—all innovations that transgressed the norm, solidified his legacy and impacted generations of artists to come.   

This event is free. However, due to limited space, reservations are required.  
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About Arlene Shechet 
Arlene Shechet is a sculptor known for her effortless combination of disparate elements, precarious and provisional arrangements, and boundary-collapsing visual paradoxes. Her work is exhibited internationally in over fifty distinguished public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. A major twenty-year survey of Shechet’s work, All at Once (2015), was presented at The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and a large-scale public project, Full Steam Ahead (2018), was installed in Madison Square Park in New York. In 2023 she was elected as a lifetime member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This follows many other awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the CAA Artist Award for Distinguished Body of Work (2016). She is currently working on a large exhibition for Storm King Art Center, New York, opening May 4, 2024.

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