Sunday, May 16, 2010

smart building, when its very hard

This work goes into the "man, I wish I had thought of that" folder. Not showing at ICFF is Chris Rucker, NYC furniture designer. He does have a show at the Industry Gallery in D.C. that I would love to see. Elaine Louie wrote a short piece about his work in the Times and quiet frankly I think got it wrong. The base of his work is making minimal furniture works out of Strand board-a cheap sheathing material that you get a Home Depot. This material has NO structural integrity therefore he has to be VERY clever in its construction to get the piece to function. Louie just proclaimed it "like Donald Judd", a short answer to more complicated work. And as for me the packing blanket work is great.

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