When does a chair cross the line from being just plain functional to becoming a work of art? The Arcworks Community Art Center explores this question in their exhibit “CHAIR:Group Art Show.” Artists chose various mediums to explore the art of a chair such as photography, paint, and even making their own . For Matthew Billey’s chair, he drew inspiration from boats and his final product resembles the frame of a sailboat. In the photograph “Cell with Chair,” Hillarie Jason creates a haunting image that is reminiscent of a screenshot from a horror film and the bright reds in the photograph pulls you into the room. Marty Marshall’s painting ”Maverick” transports you to a summer retreat, a place where you can wiggle your toes in the warm sand and let the stress of life just melt away. So pull up a chair and stay awhile, maybe even bring something home with you!
Exhibit runs until April 12th, 2013
Arcworks Community Art Center
22 Foster Street, Peabody MA 01906
Hours: Tue – Fri: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Kathleen Casey is the Web Managing Editor of North Shore Art Throb.
*Photographs by Kathleen Casey.