Take A Seat!
South Deerfield, MA
It is crucial for me to use materials that might normally be discarded. Preventing the inflation of landfills, even in my small way, brings levity to my conscience. Objects that are considered plain and therefore overlooked are of great value to me as a creative challenge. I am always looking for the meeting point of the minimal and the organic; capturing gestures that have the greatest impact.
Roused makes reference to both geological and emotional shifts, as well as moving from a seated position. In observation of long dormant exterior and interior states, the moment when those bodies are roused to the surface is thrilling, dangerous, and necessary for change. In comparison, the simple act of rising from a seated position is on a smaller scale an act of waking a body from slumber and coming to life.
40 local artists and designers creatively paint, decorate, cut, drill, and embellish 40 chairs. The exhibition culminates in a fundraising party and silent auction of the chairs on February 28, 2016. Exhibition runs January 27 – February 28, 2016