Through the comfortable format of furniture, I present concepts of metamorphosis, change and subversion with self. i create custom works that embrace change and present possibilities for adaptation to new, unfamiliar environments and situations. These metamorphic forms deconstruct the functional object to establish a foundation or platform to recall past memories, stories and uncanny events. Through my reconstructed objects reference a vocabulary of furniture, the removal of the functional aspects subverts the viewer’s expectations and provokes new interpretations. I use the gallery as a platform to establish an imagined environment of familiar upholstered objects with an unfamiliar twist… I call this work Familiarture.
September 13 – December 15, 2012
Angelo Arnold website