Zoë Sheehan Saldaña

There Must Be Some Way Out of Here

November 24, 2019, to May 25, 2020

Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, hammock, 2013. Språng woven (twined) cotton. Photo: Denise Saldaña.
Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, hammock, 2013. Språng woven (twined) cotton. Photo: Denise Saldaña.

The work of Zoë Sheehan Saldaña tends to hide in plain sight. Even her most elaborate undertakings, such as a reverse-engineered “Strike Anywhere” match or a hand-woven terrycloth towel, masquerade as objects you might toss away thoughtlessly, or stick in a drawer and forget. Underneath these acts of artistic camouflage lies a deep well of conviction, a drive to take full responsibility for things. For her exhibition at The Aldrich - the artist’s largest to date - Sheehan has refused the usual support that a museum offers. She will personally oversee every aspect of the project, down to making paint by hand and applying it to the gallery walls. Deceptively neutral in appearance, the space will be populated by about fifty of her beguiling handmade artifacts. The exhibition is an extended meditation on self-reliance: the instinct to escape the anxious, sometimes hysterical tenor of contemporary life. It will be accompanied by a publication with an essay by the exhibition’s curator, Glenn Adamson.

Weather Report

Weather Report

October 6, 2019, to March 29, 2020

 Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle Storm Prototype No.II, 2006
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Storm Prototype, 2007

Weather Report will reveal the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere. Featuring the work of Bigert & Bergström, Barbara Bloom, Sarah Bouchard, Nick Cave, Violet Dennison, Andy Goldsworthy, Ellen Harvey, Kim Keever, Byron Kim, Damian Loeb, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Hitoshi Nomura, Pat Pickett, Bryan Nash Gill, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, and Jennifer Steinkamp, the exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with an essay by exhibition curator Richard Klein.

Eva LeWitt

Eva LeWitt

October 6, 2019, to April 5, 2020

Image: Eva LeWitt, Untitled (Los Angeles) (detail), 2018, silkscreen mesh, organza, silk voile, polyurethane foam, plexi, and wire, dimensions variable, courtesy of JOAN, Los Angeles, photo by Paul Salveson
Image: Eva LeWitt, Untitled (Los Angeles) (detail), 2018, silkscreen mesh, organza, silk voile, polyurethane foam, plexi, and wire, dimensions variable, courtesy of JOAN, Los Angeles, photo by Paul Salveson

This fall, The Aldrich will present the first solo museum exhibition of artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985). The exhibition, the artist’s largest to date, will debut a significant, new site-specific installation commissioned by The Aldrich. LeWitt’s sculptural practice explores the visual interconnection of color, matter, shape, light, and gravity. Using materials, she can control and manipulate with supporting and opposing attributes, rigid/pliable, opaque/transparent, airy/substantial, and handmade/machine built, to create exuberant configurations that vaunt a buoyant physical agency. LeWitt’s deft sculptural arrays wondrously wed industrial materials like Plexiglas, acetate, latex, and vinyl with hand-cast and hand-dyed polyurethane foams, sponges and rubbers to form soft, sensuous, and splendidly vibrant compositions. The artist’s first publication, with an essay by exhibition curator Amy Smith-Stewart, will accompany the show.

Peter Halley

Exploding Cells, 1994

June 12, 2004, to September 1, 2004

Danh Vo

We the People (detail)

December 4, 2018, to May 15, 2019

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Danh Vo’s We the People (detail) as part of the Main Street Sculpture series, which offers an opportunity for artists to create site-specific work for The Aldrich’s most public site, the front lawn. This sculpture will be on view December 4, 2018, to May 15, 2019.

Danh Vo’s sculpture We the People (detail) is one of 250 individual parts of the artist’s 1:1 replica of the Statue of Liberty. Vo’s segmented version, however, was never intended to be assembled; rather, the artist’s intent is to allow the viewer to experience the world-famous icon on a human scale, and to reflect on the idea of liberty from multiple perspectives. Made using repoussé (hammered metal), the same technique employed by the French sculptor Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi to create the original statue in 1876, the individual parts of Vo’s segmented version have been dispersed around the world and have to date been exhibited in more than fifteen countries.

We the People brings together a host of historical and cultural references. While the Statue of Liberty was produced by French craftsmen as a gift from France to the United States, with the site, pedestal, and erection paid for by American citizens, Vo’s We The People was conceived in Germany, fabricated in Shanghai, and funded by the artist’s French gallery and collectors in Europe, Asia, and the United States. In 1979, when Vo was four years old, his family fled Vietnam in a homemade boat and were rescued at sea by a Danish freighter; they eventually settled in Denmark, where he grew up. His early life as a refugee and his assimilation into European culture are reflected in Vo’s art, while his reimagining of the Statue of Liberty takes on increased urgency in our current moment in time, where immigration and refugee crises have become issues of both national and worldwide debate.

Danh Vo was born in Vietnam in 1975; he lives and works in Berlin, Germany, and Mexico City.


Danh Vo
We the People (detail), 2011
Private Collection

Olafur Eliasson

New Work

January 23, 2000, to April 30, 2000


The Impact of Judeo-Christian Religion on Art at the Millennium

January 23, 2000, to May 29, 2000

​Reverend Ethan Acres, Helène Aylon, Lisa Bartolozzi, Willie Bester, Sylvie Blocher, Barbara Broughel, Petah Coyne, Christian Eckart, Linda Ekstrom, Roland Fischer, John B. Giuliani, Clara Gutsche, Lyle Ashton Harris, Christof Klute, Jan Knap, Kinke Kooi, Nicholas Kripal, Justen Ladda, Maria Marshall, Keith Milow, Hermann Nitsch, Manuel Ocampo, Jaume Plensa, Bettina Rheims & Serge Bramly, Matthew Ritchie, Osvaldo Romberg, Diane Samuels, Andres Serrano, Claude Simard, Francesc Torres, Michael Tracy, James Turrell, Lane Twitchell, Allan Wexler, Jo Yarrington

Acts of Art

June 18, 2000, to July 16, 2000

Speed of Vision

June 18, 2000, to September 6, 2000

​Doug Aitken, Jonas Åkerlund, Charles Atlas, Jessica Bronson, Eiko & Koma, Annika Eriksson, Tom Kalin, Matthew McCaslin, Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Nam June Paik, Kathy Rose, with a special book project by Judy Linn

Matthew Yokobosky, Curator

Ink Jet

September 24, 2000, to January 7, 2001

​Matt Chansky, Claire Corey, and Tom Moody

Curated by Richard Klein


Painting Now

September 24, 2000, to January 7, 2001

​Franz Ackermann, Ricci Albenda, Pedro Barbeito, Linda Besemer, Alex Blau, Greg Bogin, Alex Brown, Ingrid Calame, Sharon Ellis, Jeff Elrod, Carl Fudge, Wayne Gonzales, Peter Halley, Jim Isermann, Sarah Morris, Stephen Mueller, Albert Oehlen, Monique Prieto, John F. Simon, Jr., Yek

Systematic Drawing

January 21, 2001, to April 22, 2001

​Janet Cohen and John F. Simon, Jr.


January 21, 2001, to May 20, 2001

Saul Chernick, Elizabeth Duffy, Karin Giusti, Lisa Hoke, Jae Ko, Karen Margolis, Kathleen McShane, Jennifer Monick, Jyung Mee Park, Ester Partegàs, ​Steven Siegel, Allyson Strafella

Janine Antoni

The Girl Made of Butter

January 21, 2001, to May 20, 2001

Haluk Akakçe

No Way Forward, No Way Back

June 3, 2001, to July 8, 2001

Art at the Edge of the Law

June 3, 2001, to September 9, 2001

​Janine Antoni, Barbie Liberation Organization, Barton Lidice Beneš, JSG Boggs, Bureau of Inverse Technology, Tom Friedman, Gregory Green, Jeffrey Hatfield, Michael Hernandez de Luna, Institute for Applied Autonomy, Janice Kerbel, Mark Lombardi, Bradley McCallum, Howard Meyer, Negativland, Michael Oatman, Dennis Oppenheim, Richard Prince, Tom Sachs, Jacqueline Tarry, Michael Thompson, Fred Tomaselli, Stephen Tourlentes, ubermorgen

Jordan Tinker

Caudatowan 1986

September 23, 2001, to December 30, 2001

Best of the Season

Selected Highlights from the 2000-01 Manhattan Exhibition Season

September 23, 2001, to December 30, 2001

​Polly Apfelbaum, Paul Brown, Edward Burtynsky, Jonathan Callan, R. Crumb, Verne Dawson, Steve DiBenedetto, Tim Gardner, Terry Haggerty, Hilary Harkness, Jane Harris, Brad Kahlhamer, Joyce Kozloff, Christian Marclay, Roy McMakin, Michael Rees, Andres Serrano, Charles Spurrier, William Willis and Yun-Fei Ji.

Curated by Jessica Hough, Richard Klein, and Harry Philbrick

Natacha Lesueur


January 20, 2002, to March 17, 2002


An Exhibition of 1,000 Artists

January 20, 2002, to May 1, 2002

Snapshots: An Exhibition of 1,000 Artists: ​A mix of well-known and local artists, lay photographers from twenty-four countries

Model World

January 20, 2002, to March 1, 2002

​Kim Adams, Michael Ashkin, Rob de Mar, James Grashow, Michael C. McMillen, Bob Mitchell, Angel Nuñez, Paul Pfeiffer, Lawrence Seward, Charles Simonds, Jeff Stephens, Kazumi Tanaka, Yuken Teruya

Floor to Ceiling

January 20, 2002, to May 1, 2002

Jean Blackburn, Francis Cape, Marcus Linnenbrink

Linda St. John

Even Dogs Go Home to Die

May 19, 2002, to July 14, 2002


May 19, 2002, to September 4, 2002


​Mark Bennett, Alan Berliner, Sanford Biggers, Richard Billingham, Louise Bourgeois, Geneviève Cadieux, Sophie Calle, Chrissy Conant, John Corbin, Patricia Cronin, Laura Dunn, Nicole Eisenman, Margi Geerlinks, Travis Geery, Nan Goldin, Doug Hall, Geof Huth, Ginger Krebs, Maria Marshall, Josiah McElheny, Robert Melee, Sean Mellyn, Olu Oguibe, Tatsumi Orimoto, Adrian Piper, Barbara Pollack, Ernesto Pujol, Christoph Raitmayr, Faith Ringgold, Mira Schor with Ilya Schor and Resia Schor, Sandra Scolnik, Jonathan Seliger, Tony Tasset, Chris Verene, Mark Wallinger, Allan Wexler, Jin-me Yoon


Cal Bedient, W.S. Di Piero, Louise Glück, Linda Gregerson, Robert Hass, Brenda Hillman, Marie Howe, Sharon Olds, Molly Peacock, Martha Rhodes

Yuken Teruya

2002 Aldrich Emerging Artist Award Recipient

September 22, 2002, to December 31, 2002

Early Acclaim

Emerging Artist Award Recipients 1997-2001

September 22, 2002, to December 31, 2002

Bonnie Collura, Claire Corey, Roxy Paine

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Fifty Years of Supporting the New

The Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. Collection

September 22, 2002, to December 31, 2002

The exhibition features highlights from the collection of New Canaan resident Charles H. Carpenter, Jr. and includes artwork by such important artists as Jackson Pollock, Theodoros Stamos, Jean Dubuffet, Mark Tobey, Franz Kline, Ad Reinhardt, Myron Stout, Richard Stankiewicz, Jim Dine, Claes Oldenburg, Andy Warhol, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Alan Shields, Robert Colescott, Richard Baker, Paul Bowen, Alan Johnston, Janine Antoni, Spencer Finch, Alicia Henry, Glenn Ligon, Fred Tomaselli, Polly Burnell, Dove Bradshaw, and Bob Mitchell.

Carl Ostendarp

189 Drawings

January 19, 2003, to March 23, 2003

Janice Caswell

January 19, 2003, to April 27, 2003

Mark Dion

Full House

January 19, 2003, to April 27, 2003

Elizabeth Demaray

2003 Aldrich Emerging Artist Award Recipient

June 1, 2003, to August 31, 2003

Nina Levy

Portrait Gallery

June 1, 2003, to July 13, 2003

A River Half Empty

Artists Engage Connecticut’s Environment

June 1, 2003, to August 31, 2003

Mara Adamitz Scrupe, Rachel Berwick, Adam Frelin, Lisa Kereszi, Frank Noelker, Sven Påhlsson, Claudia Schmacke, Michelle Segre, Peter Waite

FOUND Outside

May 20, 2012, to October 21, 2012

Joy Curtis, Ethan Greenbaum, Jason Clay Lewis, Saul Melman, Jessica Segall, and Jean-Marc Superville-Sovak

Mary Lum


June 12, 2004, to September 1, 2004

Ann Lislegaard

Passing By

June 13, 2004, to September 1, 2004

Sol LeWitt

Wall Drawing #1123, Planes with broken bands of color

June 13, 2004, to September 1, 2004

Jon Conner

Self-Sufficient Barnyard (The annual amount of livestock needed to feed a family of four)

June 13, 2004, to September 1, 2004

The Drawn Page

October 2, 2003, to March 18, 2004

Joe Amrhein, Astrid Bowlby, Dawn Clements, Marsha Cottrell, Amy Cutler, James Esber, Eva Lee, Sol LeWitt, Frank Magnotta, Robin Lowe, and Melanie Vote

Into My World

Recent British Sculpture

June 13, 2004, to September 1, 2004

Laura Ford, Matt Franks, Roger Hiorns, James Ireland, Jim Lambie, Mike Nelson, Mariele Neudecker, David Thorpe, and Saskia Olde Wolbers

Curated by Stephen Hepworth and Jessica Hough

Aldrich at the Movies

September 19, 2004, to January 2, 2005

Robert Arnold, Marco Brambilla, Jeanne Dunning, Jenny Perlin, Shannon Plumb, Shahzia Sikander

David Opdyke

2004 Aldrich Emerging Artist Award Exhibition

September 19, 2004, to January 5, 2005

Shahzia Sikander


September 19, 2004, to January 2, 2005

Jonathan Seliger

Politeness Counts

September 3, 2004, to January 5, 2005

Michael Rees

Large and Moving

September 19, 2004, to January 5, 2005


Contemporary Art and Vernacular Tradition

September 19, 2004, to January 5, 2005

Joseph Beuys, Dove Bradshaw, Bethany Bristow, Tony Feher, Phil Frost, David Hammons, Mona Hatoum, Damien Hirst, Whitfield Lovell, Josiah McElheny, Barry McGee, Sean Mellyn, Maria Porges, Charles Ray, Alison Saar, Claude Simard, and Kiki Smith

Shannon Plumb

Behind the Curtain

January 23, 2005, to June 22, 2005

Alyson Shotz

Light, Sound, Space

January 23, 2005, to June 22, 2005

Solitude and Focus

Recent Works by MacDowell Colony Fellows in the Visual Arts

January 23, 2005, to June 22, 2005

Contemporary Erotic Drawing

May 1, 2005, to August 7, 2005

Stephen Andrews, Alice Attie, Joseph Biel, Ion Birch, Cecily Brown, Scott Burns, Jacqueline Cooper, R. Crumb, Simon English, Heyd Fontenot, Leon Golub, Juan Gomez, Tom Knechtel, Joan Linder, Cristina Lucas, Gina Magid, Georgia Marsh, Ruth Marten, Kim McCarty, Jean-Francois Moriceau + Petra Mrzyk, Tracy Nakayama, Chris Ofili, Danica Phelps, Chloe Piene, Paul Henry Ramirez, Huston Ripley, Anita Steckel, Scott Teplin, Lynne Woods Turner, Mark Dean Veca, Ruth Waldman, Su-en Wong, and Gang Zhao

Organized by Harry Philbrick, Sara Kellner, and Stuart Horodner.

Roman de Salvo

Main Street Sculpture Project

June 5, 2005, to September 4, 2005

Pipilotti Rist

Grabstein für RW

May 1, 2005, to October 2, 2005

Orly Genger

Mr Softy

May 1, 2005, to October 10, 2005

Mark Dion

Memento Mori (My Glass is Run)

May 1, 2005, to October 10, 2005

Sarah Morris

Los Angeles

July 10, 2005, to October 9, 2005

Emil Lukas

Connection to the Curious

July 10, 2005, to October 10, 2005

Lisa Sigal

A House of Many Mansions

July 10, 2005, to January 8, 2006

Fred Wilson

Black Like Me

July 10, 2005, to January 8, 2006

John Giglio


October 16, 2005, to May 1, 2006

Jennifer Zackin

Killamanta Kutimusaq (To the Moon and Back)

January 22, 2006, to June 18, 2006

Cyrilla Mozenter

More saints seen

October 16, 2005, to March 12, 2006

Todd Hebert

2005 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition

October 16, 2005, to March 12, 2006

Jane Harris

New Painting

August 21, 2005, to March 12, 2006


A Contemporary Collaboration

August 21, 2005, to March 21, 2006

Mary Temple

Extended Afternoon

March 26, 2006, to August 6, 2006

Tom Burckhardt


March 26, 2006, to August 6, 2006


Sarah Bostwick, Damian Loeb, and Doug Wada

March 26, 2006, to August 6, 2006

Catherine Opie

2004 Larry Aldrich Award Exhibition

January 22, 2006, to May 14, 2006

Julian Opie

Sara dancing, sparkly top

May 20, 2006, to September 17, 2006

Land Mine

Laleh Khorramian, Wangechi Mutu, and Michael Zansky

May 27, 2006, to October 1, 2006

Anselm Kiefer

Velimir Chlebnikov

May 27, 2006, to October 1, 2006

David Haislip

Artists at The Aldrich

October 15, 2006, to January 21, 2007

Josh Azzarella

2006 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition

October 15, 2006, to February 25, 2007

Paul Fusco

Bitter Fruit

August 20, 2006, to February 25, 2007

No Reservations

Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art

August 25, 2006, to February 25, 2007

Matthew Buckingham, Lewis deSoto, Peter Edlund, Nicholas Galanin, Jeffrey Gibson, Rigo 23, Duane Slick, Marie Watt, Edie Winograde and Yoram Wolberger

Curated by Richard Klein

Dario Robleto

Chrysanthemum Anthems

March 11, 2007, to June 17, 2007

Kysa Johnson

Blow Ups–Spores, Pollen, and Pollutants

March 11, 2007, to June 10, 2007

The Photograph as Canvas

March 11, 2007, to June 10, 2007

​John Beech, Sebastiaan Bremer, Jim Dingilian, Rob Fischer, James Hyde, Kim Jones, Saul Leiter, Andres Lutz and Anders Guggisberg, Judith Page, and Eugenie Tung

Curated by Stephen Maine

David Abir


March 11, 2007, to August 12, 2007

Elana Herzog and Michael Schumacher


March 11, 2007, to June 10, 2007

Mary Judge

Studies in Segmented Form

June 24, 2007, to September 3, 2007



June 24, 2007, to September 3, 2007

Arturo Herrera

Castles, Dwarfs, and Happychaps

March 11, 2007, to September 2, 2007

50,000 Beds

An Exhibition by Chris Doyle

July 22, 2007, to September 3, 2007

Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, Amy Barrett, David Borawski, Tyler Coburn, Liz Cohen, Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Jorge Colombo, Moyra Davey and Jason Simon, Melissa Dubbin and Aaron S. Davidson, David Ellis, Melissa Friedling, Neil Goldberg, Gene Gort, Jaqueline Goss and Andrew Gori, Brent Green, Oliver Herring, Nina Katchadourian, Aaron Katz, Braden King, Simon Lee and Jim White, Joshua Marston, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, Paul McGuirk, Megan Michalak, Jeffery Miller, Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, Laurel Nakadate, Adam Niklewicz, John Pilson, Shannon Plumb, J. Morgan Puett, Tim Rutili, John Sanchez, Dread Scott, Gil Scullion, Grzegorz Surman, Eve Sussman, Jacqueline Tarry and Bradley McCallum, Erika Van Natta, Anne Weber, Judi Werthein, Chris Wilcha, Pawel Wojtasik and Terry Berkowitz, Amy Yoes, and Marina Zurkow

Curated by Chris Doyle

Michael Somoroff

Illumination I

June 24, 2007, to October 14, 2007

Norm Magnusson

On This Site Stood

June 24, 2007, to August 12, 2007


Aldrich New Staff Hire

September 6, 2007, to February 24, 2008

​Work by Bob Snead

Marti Cormand

2007 Emerging Artist Award Exhibition

September 16, 2007, to February 24, 2008

Voice & Void

2006 Hall Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition

September 16, 2007, to February 24, 2008

​Rachel Berwick, Joseph Beuys/Ute Klophaus, John Cage, Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, VALIE EXPORT, Anna Gaskell, Asta Gröting, Christian Marclay, Melik Ohanian, Hans Schabus, Nedko Solakov, Julianne Swartz, Cerith Wyn Evans

Curated by Thomas Trummer of Vienna

Charlotte Schulz

An Insufficiency in Our Screens

September 16, 2007, to May 26, 2008

James Prosek

Life & Death–A Visual Taxonomy

September 16, 2007, to June 16, 2008

Serge Spitzer

Still Life

April 29, 2008, to July 13, 2008

Painting the Glass House

Artists Revisit Modern Architecture

February 11, 2008, to May 9, 2008

Alexander Apóstol, Daniel Arsham, Gordon Cheung, David Claerbout, Angela Dufresne, Mark Dziewulski, Christine Erhard, Cyprien Gaillard, Terence Gower, Angelina Gualdoni, Natasha Kissell, Luisa Lambri, Dorit Margreiter, Russell Nachman, Enoc Perez, and Lucy Williams

Curated by Jessica Hough and Mónica Ramírez-Montagut

Halsey Burgund


March 9, 2008, to July 22, 2008

Ester Partegàs

The Invisible

March 9, 2008, to August 10, 2008

Gary Panter

Daydream Trap

March 9, 2008, to August 31, 2008

The Bird Collector

Ridgefield’s 300th Year Anniversary Exhibition

July 29, 2008, to September 7, 2008

The Museum revisits a major work by artist Bill Barrette entitled The Bird Collector.

Elizabeth Peyton

Portrait of an Artist

June 22, 2008, to November 16, 2008

Paul Ramírez Jonas

ABRACADABRA–I Create as I Speak

August 10, 2008, to November 30, 2008