Agora: Sculptural Chairs and the Meeting Table (After Abakonowicz):
Sturt Haaga Gallery & Historic Boddy House
These chairs were created for the Descanso Gardens installation and were displayed in the historic Boddy House. The room was filled with chair sculptures, many of which reference historical figures and art movements, as well as a central “Meeting Table.” Think of a campfire. A tribal council. A town square. A parliament. I created a place for us to have the difficult discussions we’ve been putting off as well as the frivolous ones we’ve been craving. We’ve spent too long apart. Political and social upheaval amidst a pandemic has strained us, and I felt that it’s time to get to know each other again.