This pairing in a small gallery on the second floor of the original Phillips house is no coincidence; Intersections artist Arlene Shechet quite intentionally paired her ceramic work with Francis Bacon’s haunting Study of Figure in a Landscape (1952) from the museum’s permanent collection. “My piece is called The Possibility of Ghosts, and when I first saw the Bacon, I felt the ghostly presence of the gray figure, so that came together immediately,” said Shechet. The two pieces are the only works in the gallery, inviting focused and direct dialogue between them. Hear more from Shechet in this interview with the artist.
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The Influence of Forrest Bess
Intersections artist Arlene Shechet discusses her work Seeing Asteroids and For the Forest (in response to Forrest Bess‘s The Asteroids #1-4) as well as her work Once Removed. All works discussed on view in the artist’s Intersections installation for the Phillips, From Here On Now.
Ghostly Echoes: Arlene Shechet and Francis Bacon
Intersections artist Arlene Shechet discusses her work The Possibility of Ghosts and Never Tell, both on view in her installation at the Phillips, From Here On Now.