"CHAIR AS ART, Back to Our Roots"
Gallery of Functional Art and Lois Lambert Gallery present “CHAIR AS ART, Back to Our Roots,” an exhibit of over 30 artists that have created one of a kind and limited edition chairs, which include functional as well as conceptual pieces.
In the hands of the artist, this domestic object loses its dictionary definition and transforms itself as a metaphor for life, of presence and absence and of solitude and company. The chair, both as an idea and a functional piece of furniture, is a brilliant proponent of aesthetic and social trends of its time.
The Gallery of Functional Art’s first Chair Show was in 1988, and it was an annual event until 1994. That year, Lois Lambert moved to Bergamot Station and opened Lois Lambert Gallery in order to accommodate her artists who worked in fine art. For several years now, the gallery has had requests to bring back the chair show. The Lois Lambert Gallery and Gallery of Functional Art have decided it is time to return to their origins with “CHAIR AS ART, Back to Our Roots.” Along with the artists we have represented for over 20 years, the show will include a wide array of new artists, including LA Assemblage group, as well as artists from across the US and Australia.
“I had three chairs in my house. One for solitude, two for friendship, and three for society.”
- Henry David Thoreau
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