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Erika Zekos & Derek Noble

Erika Zekos & Derek Noble "Nest"

Amherst, MA


Artist's Statement

Derek Noble and Erika Zekos worked together on this project. Derek is an architect and painter. Erika is a nonprofit director and installation designer. Together they enjoy creating opportunities for people to question and experience the objects and spaces of daily life. 

Nest is a celebration of the simple beauty of the chair’s bent wood form.  Disassembled, sliced, and reimagined in an assemblage of interlocking branches, we see the functional element in a new context.

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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
Angela Zammarelli "Flora and Fauna for a Home (restraint)"

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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