It’s Hard to Find a Good Lamp

Jennifer Bailey
Emily Fogarty
Method Furniture
Sadie Murdoch
Alex Pollard
& Oliver Smith

Preview Friday 15 June, 7-9pm

Open 16 June-1 July

“In the middle eighties I wrote that in the middle sixties someone asked me to design a coffee table. I thought that a work of mine which was essentially a rectangular volume with the upper surface recessed could be altered. This debased the work and produced a bad table which I later threw away. The configuration and the scale of art cannot be transposed into furniture and architecture. The intent of art is different from that of the latter, which must be functional. If a chair or a building is not functional, if it appears to be only art, it is ridiculous. The art of a chair is not its resemblance to art, but is partly its reasonableness, usefulness and scale as a chair. These are proportion, which is visible reasonableness. The art in art is partly the assertion of someones interest regardless of other considerations. A work of art exists as itself; a chair exists as a chair itself. And the idea of a chair isnt a chair…”

Donald Judd
© Judd Foundation

Installation view, Method, Equilibrium Solid American Black walnut, powder coated steel

Jennifer Bailey, What to do and what to wear in 2012 (2), 2012

Jennifer Bailey, Sarah Bailey (from Flexitime), 2011-12

Oliver Smith, Gravity is a Myth The Earth Sucks, 2011

Installation view, Chair (Donald Judd replica)

Sadie Murdoch Eileen.Gray., 2004

Alex Pollard Door Mats, 2012

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