Judith Schaechter's major career retrospective at the Rochester Memorial Art Gallery may have been forced to "go virtual" a month after its February 2020 opening because of statewide stay-at-home orders due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but the Philadelphia-based artist will engage in a public conversation with the exhibition's curator, Jessica Marten, the museum's curator in charge and curator of American art. The live event, scheduled to take place from 6 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, May 7, will be available for free via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1081907148844560/), where you can not only listen in on a discussion of the career and artwork of an artist singularly responsible for expanding the realm of expressive possibility in the medium of stained glass, but also submit your questions.
Schaechter is the subject of the cover article in the Spring 2020 edition of Glass (#158),where Schaechter is deemed among "the major innovators in the field." Curator Martens told Glass that she sees a duality in Schaechter's work that she finds compelling. "Judith has that side where she's very subversive, irreverent, transgressive, and all of those things," Martens said. "But absolutely one of the things that draws me to her work is the counter to that -- her warm, squishy, empathy side that is there in every image you see."
Learn more by tuning into this Facebook event on the evening of May 7, 2020.