Studio: Conceptual Object

This class focuses on the dialogue between furniture and sculpture, exploring the borderline area between visual arts and design. Specifically examining the differing approaches to furniture demonstrated by visual artists and designers. Specific examples will be examined in class seminars and will includeanalysis of the works of Burton, Deacon, Puryear, Noguchi, Pesce,Salcedo, Kuromata, Loeser, and many others. The potential for functional objects to carry meaning beyond their tacit function will be explored through several practical projects.