“Chair Transformation #20B” by Lucas Samaras

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Client: The Pace Gallery

Location: New York, NY, United States

Completion date: 2021

Project Team

Curator

Paula Stoeke

The Seward Johnson Atelier

Director

Claire Brown

The Seward Johnson Atelier

Overview

The artist often made use of the motif of the chair. Utilizing an assortment of materials including mirrored glass, wire mesh, fabric, and in this case fabricated bronze with patina, Samaras built his artworks as dreamlike presences. Here he reminds us of flight, of stairs, of the static nature of a singular chair, and brings the intriguing zig-zagging shape of the tower, threatening our sense of balance.
“Chair Transformation #20B” by Lucas Samaras ©1996, 2021, fabrication/ patina, bronze, Photo by Ken Ek

Goals

The goal was to assist the artist and team in creation and production of his vision for the work into form.