“In this series of work, I am looking at the historical power of luxury. These works depict fragments of luxury objects such as furniture; these have been deconstructed, destroying their functionality and re-making them into art objects. I have focused my observation on the part of a chair or couch that makes contact with the human body. These tufted surfaces and lavish upholstery serve as visual representations of class. Historically these textured design elements portrayed ultimate luxury and quality in furniture. I am undermining that portrayal of quality by using the fabric as a painting substrate, which ultimately serves no practical function. That is not to say that aesthetic function is useless- just that you cannot sit on it in this case. As a furniture maker, I find focusing on these surfaces cathartic because of their lack of usefulness and their focus on pure visual experience.”
Galleries are open Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM.
September 30, 2019End Date
October 25, 2019Hours
10:00 AM - 05:00 PMAddress
15 Gramercy Park SouthEvent Type