New York City
March 9-11, 2018
This exhibition focuses on a reductive study of a utilitarian form, in this case ‘the chair’ in all its variations. Pattern making, disorder, color study, mass production and fetishism are central themes to this body of work consisting of large inkjet photographs of an immersive backlit chair installation and a companion towering chair pile. Displayed among the images are a smattering of coveted examples highlighting their objectification and what constitutes value in a world of disposable consumption.
Based in New York City and active in the creative community throughout the year, Collective Design culminates in the annual fair each spring with an international selection of galleries presenting masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries alongside experimental works from the next generation of global talent. Building upon a growing audience for collectible design and art, Collective Design has become a vital part of New York’s cultural calendar; the fair illuminates both the design process and the diversity of our material culture, promoting a spirit of discovery that resonates with new and seasoned collectors alike.