INFORMED BY FUNCTION    February 6 - May 15, 2008

Alexandre Arrechea
David Baumflek
Jean Blackburn
Carlos Bunga
Francis Cape
Pedro Cruz-Castro
Marcia Grostein
Hisae Ikenaga
Michelle Jaffé
Friedrich Kunath
Forrest Myers
Iván Navarro
Marc André Robinson
Courtney Smith
William Stone
Madeline Weinrib


by Claudia Calirman and Susan Hoeltzel

Checklist with images

Pics from the March 11th reception
photographs by Aracelis Diamantis

Informed by Function explores sculptural objects influenced by the vocabulary
of furniture, design and architecture. Familiar yet displaced or transformed,
these forms draw on sources ranging from industrial design to the natural
world. Functionality, the “found” object, handmade vs. the mass-produced, and
subversion of intent, are among the issues raised by these hybrid works.

Informed by Function is co-curated by Claudia Calirman and Susan Hoeltzel.

Made possible with support from the NYC Department of
Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts