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" Ceci est une chaise. Il rêve de devenir un violoncelle. "
"Ceci est une chaise. Il rêve de devenir un violoncelle."Website: www.sallycurcio.com
This is a chair. It dreams of becoming a cello.
There is a tension for the viewer between recognizing the chair both as a work of art and a utilitarian object, and the realization that wood to create the form of a chair could have as easily been used to create a cello. The object becomes alive and the materials become fluid and transmutable.
The chair possesses the ability to dream. It recognizes itself as a material form of a chair and it knows its potential to transform its physical form into a cello.
This art piece references signature works of the Surrealists and Dadaists Man Ray, Rene Magritte and Marcel Duchamp.
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