Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Arlene Shechet's cast paper art works currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver are a brilliant change from the often color-lost, subject-heavy paper pulp work I relate to paper making. Often categorized as craft, paper-making rises to an honorable height with Shechet's work. Above, a detail of Shechet's paper work. Her colors, amorphous fields and fluid lines create depth and atmosphere with stunning clarity and simplicity. Shechet confidently gifts the viewer with continuity between upwards of 10 cast paper works keeping to the same pallet of color, texture and form. Go to MCA on 15th St. and Delgany St., Denver or their website to see more.