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Saturday, 19 January 2013

L’Atelier Van Lieshout's Furniture III - By Chloé M. Rash

 

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Dear Shaded Viewers,

An eerie assortment of phallocentric, avant-garde furniture was illuminated at tonight's opening of L’Atelier Van Lieshout's Furniture III Exhibition at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris. The white walls of the gallery serve to galvanize Dutch artist Joep Van Lieshout’s operational object proclamations. The artist blends architecture, sculpture, and design to concoct organically shaped movables which bear both realist and hedonistic qualities. 

Highlights include a functional sculpture which serves as a living space in the form of a skull:

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A grostequely attractive lamp (which signifies the human reproductive process and explores the anatomy of genital organs): 

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And an atomic floor lamp composed of rolled steel which satirically features its own mini-bar and ashtray: 

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Atelier Van Lieshout’s Furniture III is more than just an homage to the arts and crafts movement, it is more than a celebration of the industrial revolution: it is a commentary on everyday life, a life that is constructed and built by those who seek comfort in abstraction.

The exhibit runs until April 27th, 2013 at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery in Paris, 75004. 

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