On view

American, 1951
Midnight, 2024
Aluminum, paint
13 ft. 1/8 in. x 25 ft. 5/8 in. x 14 ft. (396.5 x 763.5 x 426.7 cm)
Courtesy of the Artist and Pace Gallery
Of all the outdoor works in Girl Group, Midnight has the largest footprint: more than twenty-five feet of constructed aluminum painted in warm sunset tones. Nestled in the tall grasses of the farm fields, Midnight’s intersecting planes are punctuated with openings—apertures through which the landscape is incorporated into, and becomes part of, the work itself. Shechet says, “I was thinking about the idea of supports, and I was thinking about how the sculptures are supported by the landscape and vice versa. That is a very special relationship that only sculpture can embrace.” 

Midnight grew from an earlier ceramic sculpture—Together: Midnight—which is on view inside the Museum Building. The red-glazed surface of the ceramic opens to reveal pockets of deep blue, and in its form one can gain insight into the way in which Shechet translated her ceramics into the towering metal works on display outdoors.

Other works by this artist
As April

As April, 2024

Bea Blue

Bea Blue, 2024


Dawn, 2024


Rapunzel, 2024