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Arlene Abend: Resolute


With endless determination and unwavering commitment to her craft, Syracuse-based sculptor Arlene Abend has developed a body of work in steel, bronze, and resin that effortlessly moves between whimsy and gravitas. Combining elements of realism and abstraction, Abend’s sculpture addresses topics ranging from social justice to family dynamics to the natural world. What unites her body of work is the artist’s constant drive to experiment with methods and materials, always asking herself, “what if?” as she approaches each new project. Featuring work made across five decades, Arlene Abend: Resolute explores Abend’s innovative nature as well as her strength and resilience as both a woman and an artist. 

Copper Landscape,
Copper, wall hanging
23 ½ x 12 inches

Breaking Through, 1973
Resin, 8 ¾ x 11 ½ x 11 ½ inches

Self Within,
Resin, 13 x 14 x 9 inches.