The Sikkema & Jenkins Co. gallery in Chelsea is currently presenting a collection of works by Arlene Schecht for an exhibition titled Slip. For this show, Schecht unveils her latest collection of ceramic clay sculptures that are personified by the strong, curvaceous form. One example is a gray sculpture titled Possible Ghosts, which is a tall, lopsided mountain of clay supported and surrounded by small, rectangular shapes seen on the bottom, the sides, and the top. The sculpture could be easily seen as an abstract and out of this world creature.
The title of this exhibition, Slip refers to Schecht’s unconventional forms which have a tendency to slip or morph into something unique, especially when her creations are viewed from different angles. Slip also describes the liquid, slippery clay that she used in her casting process. Schecht lives and works in New York City and upstate New York. Her work can be seen in many public collections throughout the country including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN. At Sikkema & Jenkins Co., 530 W. 22nd St., through Nov. 16. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.