On view

American, 1951
Maiden May, 2023
Aluminum, stainless steel, paint
12 ft. x 6 ft. 13/16 in. x 6 ft. 3/4 in. (365.8 x 184.9 x 184.7 cm)
Courtesy of the Artist and Pace Gallery
Photo by David Schulze
Maiden May sits on a concrete plinth near the Museum Building, gesturing toward the rolling hills to the east. Its matte and glossy surfaces reflect and absorb the landscape, the vivid green of the painted aluminum merging with the greens of the trees and grasses. The work is sited in proximity to a group of sculptures by David Smith–some of the earliest works in Storm King’s permanent collection. Smith worked in the tradition of modern constructed sculpture, using welding and other means to attach disparate pieces of metal together, creating forms that are suggestive rather than fixed, open rather than solid. Shechet has emphasized that the monumental works she created as part of Girl Group are meant to be in conversation not only with the natural environment, but with the many existing works populating the fields at Storm King.

Other works by this artist
As April

As April, 2024

Bea Blue

Bea Blue, 2024


Dawn, 2024


Midnight, 2024


Rapunzel, 2024