Judith Schaechter's upcoming exhibition at New York City's Claire Oliver Gallery, which opens on Saturday, January 18th, borrows its title — "Almost Better Angels" — from a chapter in the 2017 Robert Sapolsky book Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, a bestseller that dissects and analyzes the latest science on human behavior. The title reveals that Schaechter, a pioneer of contemporary stained-glass art and its most accomplished practitioner, is in a philosophical mood. No doubt this is because Schaechter will enjoy a major museum retrospective of her career that opens in Feburary 2020 at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, New York.
Schaechter's work in the gallery exhibition opening this weekend will feature her latest stained-glass panels, which share the artist's career-long penchant for introspection, belief in the transcendent power of meditative decorative patterning, and a certain raw power in their unapologetic reveal of the human condition.
Running through February 22, 2020, the exhibition promises to immerse viewers in the transgressive yet ultimately uplifting experience of Judith Schaechter's art.
As the gallery's exhibition announcement puts it: "In these days of mass media’s ‘apocalypse-du-jour’, most artists have questioned their artistic motives and inspirations and have looked for a way to contribute to positive change. Judith Schaechter is among these enthusiastic voices."
IF YOU GO:
January 18, 2020 - February 22, 2020
"Almost Better Angels"
Claire Oliver Gallery
2288 Adam Clayton Powerll Jr. Boulevard
New York, New York
Tel: 212 929 5954