In the first U.S. exhibition of her one-of-a-kind Meissen sculptures, Arlene Shechet (RISD MFA 1978, Ceramics) exhibits works she produced during her recent artist residency at the world-renowned German porcelain manufacturer. In “Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast,” opening at the RISD Museum on January 17, the artist presents her own Meissen works in two galleries, alongside a number of pieces from the Museum’s collection of Meissen figurines and tableware that date back to the 18th century—connecting the past and present, fine arts and decorative arts.
“During a residency at Germany’s Meissen porcelain factory, American artist Arlene Shechet, known for her wild and witty sculptures, took a variety of the company’s classic molds and radically repurposed them. The result is a collection of of more than 60 strange but beautiful hybrids” — Elle Decor (February 2014)
“Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast” is on view Friday, January 17, through Sunday, July 6, 2014. Preview on Thursday, January 16, 5-9 pm in RISD Museum’s Upper Farago and Porcelain galleries.
“Arlene Shechet: Meissen Recast” is supported by the Providence Pottery and Porcelain Club, Gretchen and William Viall, and the Robert Lehman Foundation.