Dysfunctional Furniture

The exhibition presented a range of works that are at once sculptural and in direct conversation with furniture design. Constructed from gleaned building materials, objects ranged from playful to aggressive, displaying both a rough, informal aesthetic and refined craftsmanship. The installation toyed with the tension between the utility of furniture and the perceived uselessness of sculpture, and in the months preceding the exhibition, I asked Los Angeles writers to ‘host’ one of the dysfunctional furniture pieces in their home for a period of time and reflect on daily life with that object. The exhibit included a pamphlet of their writings and a series of diptychs, which present the works in situ alongside a photographic portrait of each host.




Sculpture, photographs and artist book