in SITu: 3 Exhibitions Centering on Chairs

From the Artist’s Perspective (Main Gallery)

Chairs from Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (Theatre Gallery)

Arvada Center

January 18 – April 1, 2018

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Roger Reutimann - M Chair - Item 134; part of the in SITu Art Chair Auction

This January, the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities hosts in SITu, three gallery exhibitions that explore the artistic potential of chairs. A Latin term, in situ means: “in its original place” or “in position.” In the Upper Gallery, 50 artists transform 50 IKEA IVAR chairs into works of art as part of an Art Chair Auction. In the Theatre Gallery, chairs from the Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art will be on display featuring a selection of designer chairs from the museum’s collection. And in the Main Gallery, From the Artist’s Perspective shows the interactive connection between an artist and their studio chair.

Also on view around the Center is Victory by Stephen Farland and Brian Sartor, massive soldier statues made entirely of handmade chairs and chair parts. in SITu opens January 18 with a free public reception, and runs until April 1, 2018. The exhibitions are sponsored by Lutheran Medical Center.

50 of IKEA’s IVAR chair were generously donated by IKEA Centennial for artists to transform. These wooden chairs have been turned into sculptures, art objects, and re-imagined functional chairs, and will all be offered for auction throughout the duration of the exhibition. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Arvada Center Exhibitions program and will help keep our galleries free.

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From the Artist’s Perspective (Main Gallery)

A prevalent element all artist studios have in common is a chair. No matter the type, style, or medium of work created by the artist, the studio chair is an important tool for their creative practice. In this exhibition, artwork by twenty-nine artists can be viewed while sitting in the artist’s studio chair, which will be situated in front of their work. While viewing artwork from the artist’s own studio chair, visitors can ponder each piece and hopefully gain a glimpse of the artist’s vision. 

Chairs from Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art (Theatre Gallery)

The Theatre Gallery will feature a selection of designer chairs from Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art in Denver. See a wide-ranging display of chairs from functional to sculptural, sleek and modern to audacious by designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Frank Gehry, Frank Lloyd Wright and Verner Panton.

 

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