68 Park Place,
East Hampton, NY 11937
For the past few months, Arlene Shechet has been busy searching for joy during a time of extraordinary upheaval. Instead of creating works that reflected her own darkening mood during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, she decided to make things that reflected what she needed: color therapy. The results are intimate, bust-like sculptures that marry form with seductively textured applications of saturated color achieved through a newly discovered glazing technique, signifying a sense of hope.