I'm wishing we were just a touch closer to Providence! This show should also be of interest to our current Slipcasting class.
The press release says of the show, "In the first U.S. exhibition of her one-of-a-kind Meissen sculptures, Arlene Shechet (RISD MFA, Ceramics) exhibits works she produced during her recent artist residency at the world-renowned German porcelain manufacturer. In Meissen Recast, Shechet 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."
Garth Clark has also taken a look at the work, and writes, "She has achieved the rare feat of creating Meissen that transcends tchotchke and gone beyond the one-dimensional critique that is inherent in simple appropriation. The work is pure Shechet—funky and weird—at the same time it celebrates and subverts the language and craftsmanship of one of the world’s oldest and most famous luxury brands."
Sounds great. Wish I could see it in person.