Take A Seat!
Gary Orlinsky

Gary Orlinsky "Lath Last"
"Lath Last"

Leverett, MA

"Lath Last"

Website: www.gary-orlinsky.squarespace.com

Artist's Statement

In 1937, Orville Owens obtained a patent for a method to bend plywood. The chairs that the artists received were Owen’s offspring but the seat was barely recognizable as a natural material. In Lath Last, I have reintroduced wood as the dominant element in the chair form but then took it a step further by including a shoe last and wooden hat mold to stand in for the chair’s occupant.

Gary Olinsky is a sculptor who lives and works in Leverett, Massachusetts. He is a well-known public artist, whose site-specific installations have been shown in museums, parks and gardens throughout the United States – such as the Mount, Edith Wharton House; the Berkshire Museum; Acton Arboretum; Boston’s Children’s Museum; the Atrium at Dartmouth College; the Evanston Art Center near Chicago; and Forest Hills Cemetery in Boston. During the off-season he works on smaller scale assemblages and private commissions. He has led workshops at the Chautauqua Institute, for American University in Corciano, Italy; the Smith College Museum of Art; and other sites and institutions. He currently teaches sculpture at Assumption College in Worchester and in the Commonweath College Honor’s Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Take a Seat!

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

Priya Nadkarni "Ikat Chair"

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Chris Page "Williamstown Storm Walk 08.19.2015"


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Join us as we close this exhibition with a silent auction of these amazing works of art.

Sunday, February 28, 2016
5–7:30 p.m.

University Museum of Contemporary Art

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The evening includes sumptuous edible creations by award-winning UMass Catering Services, music by UMass’ finest musicians, and a beer and wine cash bar.

Did you find the chair of your dreams?
Be sure to attend and do some bidding!

Proceeds from this event will support the University Museum of Contemporary Art, an important educational resource for our community