Chair Studies and Transformations 2007 - 2009
These Chair Studies and Transformations feature a series based on transformations of the ordinary chair. As metaphors for human interaction, Love Seat, Community, and Co-Exist activate ritual and ceremony. The diptych, Burnt Chair/Charcoal Drawing, forces a choice between creativity (the drawing) and destruction (the chair). Function and art become one with Body Language – as the meal progresses, the seated diner’s movements create drawings. A series of drawings, 54 Studies for Chair Transformations, is an example of Wexler’s use of small-scale works as tools for discovering and exploring ideas and themes which appear in later projects.