Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) in Rochester, NY, has organized the first survey exhibition and major scholarly assessment of Judith Schaechter’s (b. 1961) 37-year career. Drawing from both private and institutional collections, the exhibition includes over 40 of the artist’s stained-glass panels along with a selection of related drawings, sketchbooks, and process materials. With deep respect for history, a provocative rebelliousness, and a feminist sensibility, Schaechter’s meticulously constructed and stunningly detailed stained-glass panels offer alternative visions of beauty and radical statements of female experience.
The Path to Paradise: Judith Schaechter’s Stained-Glass Art is on view February 16 – May 24, 2020. On February 16, 1:00 - 2:00 pm, Judith Schaechter will speak about her work at the Gallery. The lecture is free with Gallery admission. Further information is available here.
The exhibition and its companion publication explore the range of critical registers Schaechter’s work spans, illuminating and contextualizing the artist’s unique contributions to the contemporary canon. Schaechter has stretched and reimagined the medium of stained glass into a potent and incisive art form for the 21st century.
After its presentation at MAG, the exhibition travels to Toledo Museum of Art, June 27‒ October 4, 2020, and Des Moines Art Center, February 5 ‒ May 9, 2021.
A solo exhibition of a selection of Schaechter’s work is currently on view at the Claire Oliver Gallery in Harlem, New York, through February 22, 2020.
View the artist's process here: Judith Schaechter film