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Sally Curcio

Sally Curcio "Ceci est une chaise. Il rêve de devenir un violoncelle."
" Ceci est une chaise. Il rêve de devenir un violoncelle. "

Northampton, MA

"Ceci est une chaise. Il rêve de devenir un violoncelle."

Website: www.sallycurcio.com

Artist's Statement

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.

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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

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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