Colby Bird "Knoll Sofa"

Real Fine Arts

poster for Colby Bird "Knoll Sofa"

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A Florence Knoll sofa is placed in an otherwise empty gallery space.
As an icon of modernism, the sofa places its bet on functionality, all the while recalling a classist symbol of upward mobility, upholstered in the guise of utopian ideals.

The marred appearance of Bird's sofa suggests a general malaise or negative stance, underlining a comedic cynicism which posits a quiet protest against standards of aesthetics and the marketplace. Placed alone in a gallery with limited commercial viability, the object
presents a ready made death sentence, simultaneously critiquing and engaging in it's own marketability. In this sense, it becomes a
radical gesture—rendering itself impotent when confronted with the reality of its price tag--ultimately guaranteeing its return to
functionality in the artist’s studio.



from March 12, 2010 to April 11, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-03-12 from 18:00 to 21:00


Colby Bird

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