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Robert Therrien’s Table and Chairs

By Aree Gearhart

February 6, 2014

Last month marked the opening of artist Robert Therrien’s exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. The show features a major large-scale installation inspired by his own personal collection of folding steel furniture.

Therrien, an artist who pays great attention to the effects of the oversized scale on everyday objects in 2D and 3D, resides and works in Los Angeles. The spacious gallery featured his larger-than-life foldout table and chairs in the center of the space, with an installation of black storm clouds with four faucets in the corner, on the ceiling. Like most of his work, both pieces were untitled.

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At the opening in January, guests sipped on white wine while standing underneath the enormous folding table and even the chairs that were placed around it.

Therrien provides psychological interpretation with his pieces, giving viewers the surreal feeling of standing next to, or underneath, an everyday object that they’re typically larger than. Every detail of the common household item has gone under great consideration, down to the nails and the rust, to precisely capture (and then magnify) a piece of American culture.

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The exhibition is on view until February 15, 2014.

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