the Home & Garden.
perfected arguments of form
new work by Roy McMakin
new planters at Sprout home.
McMakin's upholstered chairs alternately invite and admonish the viewer to sit down, their plush asymmetrical cushions dictating the space in which one can rest.
(watch an interview with him here..... via lora reynolds....)
the Home & Garden.
There is a sense of quiet tension I observe in Roy McMakin's work. His serenely colored works are deceiving. Stick around , and you might hear them arguing. Or at least whispering.
1. Roy McMakin, Ambach and Rice, go here...
2. Geo Planters, via the amazing Sprout Home. perfect for the patio people!
"McMakin's work negates and challenges the presumed function and interpretation of our
domestic environments through his conceptual multi tiered practice as architect, furniture designer, entrepreneur and artist. Through his practice McMakin aims to emphasize the sculptural quality of utilitarian objects, resulting in works both awkward and irreverent, exuding a presence simultaneously monastic and mischievous.
For five chairs & ten tables the gallery becomes a furniture showroom, highlighting theimplicit relationship between art and commerce, an uneasy marriage typically spectacularized or refuted in the art world. McMakin resists both strategies opting instead to install his works without pretense or subtext, a gesture that could be construed as both banal and radical. The furniture included in the exhibit resembles actors suspicious of the role in which they were cast, faltering between implied function and sculptural autonomy.
Tabletops brashly cantilever over their pedestals while absconding voids that reveal the structures' hollow insides; a space habitually denied a presence, subsumed by functional expectations. McMakin's upholstered chairs alternately invite and admonish the viewer to sit down, their plush asymmetrical cushions dictating the space in which one can rest. McMakin's furnitureactivates our awareness of domestic entities that are otherwise taken for granted, resisting and transforming their passive and complacent associations."