It’s Hard to Find a Good Lamp

Jennifer Bailey | Emily Fogarty | Method Furniture | Sadie Murdoch | Alex Pollard | Oliver Smith

16 June—1 July
Fri – Sun 12—5pm or by appointment
Preview: Friday 15 June, 7—9pm

In the middle eighties I wrote that in the middle sixties someone asked me to design a coffee table. I thought that a work of mine which was essentially a rectangular volume with the upper surface recessed could be altered. This debased the work and produced a bad table which I later threw away. The configuration and the scale of art cannot be transposed into furniture and architecture. The intent of art is different from that of the latter, which must be functional. If a chair or a building is not functional, if it appears to be only art, it is ridiculous. The art of a chair is not its resemblance to art, but is partly its reasonableness, usefulness and scale as a chair. These are proportion, which is visible reasonableness. The art in art is partly the assertion of someones interest regardless of other considerations. A work of art exists as itself; a chair exists as a chair itself. And the idea of a chair isnt a chair…

Donald Judd
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