On view

American, 1951
As April, 2024
Aluminum, stainless steel, paint
20 ft. x 11 ft. 5/8 in. x 9 ft. 7/16 in. (609.6 x 336.8 x 275.3 cm)
Courtesy of the Artist and Pace Gallery
Photo by David Schulze
The vibrant yellow and green surfaces of As April draw visitors down the grassy hillside toward the twenty-foot-tall construction. As Shechet was developing her new large-scale outdoor sculptures for Storm King, she remarked on the limited color palette typically associated with this mode of art-making: “Color being present in these large works that I’m making is very important to me because I feel that it’s a completely different energy in the landscape. Introducing color and vibrancy and playfulness feels like an in-your-face female thing to do. It’s definitely possible to make strong, towering works, and yet present them as playful and generative in a way that people can relate to.”

While the palette of As April distinguishes it from other works on view from Storm King’s collection, it resonates deeply with the natural landscape: a burst of color like new buds in springtime or dandelions sprinkling a summer lawn. 

Other works by this artist
Bea Blue

Bea Blue, 2024


Dawn, 2024


Midnight, 2024


Rapunzel, 2024