In the long tradition of artists trading with artists, going back to the French Impressionists, the Austin Museum of Art presents Texan Damian Priour’s artist project, The Chair Project. Priour created 100 miniature chairs made of glass and fossil-imbedded limestone. He then mailed the chairs to 100 Texas artists, asking for them to send him back one chair of their own making in return. Both celebrating the artistic impulse and investigating the chair as a rich and open-ended opportunity for formal, material, and metaphorical exploration, the project hopes to push creative boundaries. With The Texas Chair Project, Priour and his fellow artists will delight, dazzle, challenge, and resonate with viewer's experiences and imagination. Artists participating in The Texas Chair Project were encouraged to use the materials for which they are known and to feel free to experiment, be creative, paint, build, or sculpt. The creative dialogue was limited only to the form of a chair that must fit into the same 8 x 8 x 8-inch box sent by Priour.
Organized by Damian Priour with the Austin Museum of Art
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Added by salvo cheque on September 2, 2008