This “Art Encounters” session invites you to take part in a collaborative sculpture project inspired by the exhibition Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection.
Just as Italy’s Radical Design Movement viewed objects as carriers of messages rather than commercial goods, tonight’s artist, Cary Fagan, believes there is much more to a chair than its function. Fagan is known for stacking chairs and documenting the sculptural outcome.
At tonight’s event, see his process—and act as a collaborator by creating small-scale sculptures using miniature chairs.
► More on the MFAH Blog
Chairs Are People If You Think About It: Q&A with Cary Fagan
About the Artist
Cary Fagan is a Houston-based photographer and filmmaker. His project “Chairs Are People” uses chairs for experimentation and documentation. “The art of stacking chairs is a visual representation of how I see a community. Stacking chairs challenges the mind to view chairs from an abstract point of view.”
Drop in! This program is free. On Thursdays, Museum general admission is free, courtesy of Shell Oil Company.