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Robert Schechter

My work is a search for and a vehicle for conveying meaning.  Composition and materials are a journey into self and out into the world.

Dynamic composition can establish in the viewers perspective.  Line defines space inside out and suggests movement or stillness.  Subject matter is the recycling of experience.

Dreaming with eyes wide open.

Watercolor monoprints made on a flat bed press embed and absorb the colors into the paper creating a local and emotional content. A series of variations on a theme is made by using the ghost image on a previous plate as a starting point for the next print. Collages unify disparate experiences spanning time and space.  Multiple canvases can be a filmstrip.  Pieces in a jigsaw puzzle with varying arrangements, invite observers’ participation.  Stones glued into the skin of a sculpture are a dynamic surface.  Wood planks can be carved to create prints and used as part of a sculpture.  Photographs submerged into a drawing, print or painting are a background of events.

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Education

MFA Painting and Art History, Hunter College

Bachelor of Science, New York University

Solo Exhibitions

Ward Nasse Gallery, New York

Automation House, New York

Rye Library

Prado Gallery, Chelsea, NY

Broome St.Gallery, Soho, NY

Soho Center for Visual Artist (formally part of Aldrich Museum), NY

Beaver Gallery, North Adams, MA

Good Purpose Gallery, Lee, MA

Group Exhibitions

Cultural Council Lower Manhattan, NY

Fig Gallery, North Adams, MA

SOHO 20, Small Works 2004 and 2005, NY

Contemporary Artists Center, North Adams, MA

Print Show New Jersey Council of the Arts 2005

Smithtown Arts Council 2006

Exhibition “Contemporary Sculpture at Chesterwood” 2012, Stockbridge, MA

Public Collections

75 works are on permanent display in New York City – Columbia Presbyterian, NYC Cornell, Beth Israel, Alan Pavilion.

2 large monoprints made on Monster Press, North Adams, at the entrance of Berkshire Medical Arts Building, Pittsfield, MA

1 large sculpture, 16 x 11 feet, made of Wood and Ceramic is on permanent display in Shakespeare & Company, Lenox, MA.

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