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“If You’re a Chair, I’m a Chair” at the Chandler Gallery
March 9, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 27, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
The heart of “If You’re a Chair, I’m a Chair,” the latest show at the Chandler Gallery, is a sculpture made of two antique wooden chairs. After cutting them down on their inner sides, artist Hilary Tait Norod bound them together with many layers of different materials, such as yarn, rope and scraps of wood, “to unite them as one.” The once-separate pieces became more than just a loveseat, but a representation of the artist’s marriage.
In her exhibition, which also includes painted mirrors and canvasses, Tait Norod set out to “explore the romantic tension of a loving relationship with an autobiographical and feminist lens.” It’s both about her own relationship as well as “gender roles and familial and societal expectations of partnership.”
“If You’re a Chair, I’m a Chair” is on display at the Chandler Gallery from March 9-27. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 19 from 6-8pm.