"Sit Down" - The Process of Furniture Design
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20th 2008
Show Dates: March 18th to March 29th
Furniture is not something one typically views as a form of art, yet it is something that shapes the way we live our daily lives. In this exhibition the viewer will be asked to acknowledge and investigate the quality of line, the importance of texture, the impact of color, the consequence of material and the process that goes into the making of each piece displayed, in order to enhance ones experience with the final piece of art. Every piece has more to be shared than just what meets the eye at first glance. Sit Down: the process of furniture design introduces the viewer to the story behind the object by displaying work along with a collection of materials that were part of its creation, in an attempt to build a stronger connection between object and viewer.
This exhibition will be curated by Kallie Weinkle, a senior at the Rhode Island School of Design. She will be graduating this spring with her BFA in Furniture Design and hopes to convey how the process of interaction between an object or landscape and an individual can be used as a communicative device in order to educate the user about the intentions and goals of the designer.
This brief exhibition will be an event everyone needs to mark their calendars for. It features the most innovative and energetic young designers from in and around the Providence area. Among the talents included in this exhibition is Zeke Leonard. His work centers on the theme of using repurposed materials, as his chairs are built from floor boards that were salvaged from a mill in South County. Another designer involved in the show is George Dubinsky. His intuitive, quick decision making style uses the processes of staving and coopering to produce a fine example executed in European beech wood.
Be sure not to miss the opening reception, hosted on Thursday, March 20th from 5-9 pm. You will have the chance to meet and discuss the work with the designers and see why Providence has a bright future in the field of Furniture Design.