Chamber Presents “Domestic Appeal"

Part III of Collection #3,

Curated by Matylda Krzykowski

“Domestic Appeal” opened on March 2nd 2017, with works by Andy and Dave, Ferréol Babin, Dimitri Bähler, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Tom Hancocks, Jochen Holz, Carl Emil Jacobsen, James Shaw + Soft Baroque, Bertille Laguet, Lucas Maassen & Margriet Craens, Florian Milker, Edgar Mosa, and Raw Color. 

Chamber Gallery 515 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011

 

Press Release:

Chamber is pleased to announce that Collection #3, curated by Matylda Krzykowski of Depot Basel, opened Part III “Domestic Appeal” on March 2nd 2017. Collection#3 is comprised of four parts that opened periodically from October 2016 through May 2017.  

Part III is the third iteration inspired by the iconic 1956 artwork by Richard Hamilton, Just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing?, including the concept of collage, materialist fantasies, and the subsequent, pervasive temptation for household objects.  

Domestic Appeal will explore groups of objects that are possibly as desirable now as the items featured prominently in Hamilton’s work half a century ago, at the dawn of the modern consumer age.

“In his artwork, Hamilton commented on rapid and fundamental changes in everyday existence and how people became drawn into a consumerist lifestyle,” says Krzykowski. “Looking at the Just what is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? and comparing it with the domestic objects and furniture produced today, one realizes that not a lot has changed in the past 60 years.”

Domestic Appeal will feature newly commissioned, one-of-a-kind and limited-edition pieces—all unconventional, yet contemporary suggestions for the household—made by designers, artists and architects who apply their individual perception of materialism to the work they produce.

The work in Domestic Appeal is not for mass consumption, but rather a means to challenge and conceptualize life and progress. Each designer’s thoughtfully executed creation seeks to find a new approach to the domestic environment.

To accompany each show, Krzykowski will collaborate with a different artist to make a two-dimensional collage, so the compositions can live on. The collage for Part III is by Copenhagen-based creative studio Wang & Söderstrom.

 

Special Commissions and Rare Items in Domestic Appeal by:

Andy and Dave Ferréol, Babin Dimitri Bähler, Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Tom Hancocks, Jochen Holz, Carl Emil Jacobsen, James Shaw + Soft Baroque, Bertille Laguet, Lucas Maassen & Margriet Craens, Florian Milker, Edgar Mosa, Raw Color.

Edgar Mosa "Inverted Dart Board" and “Situation #2” - photos by Fran Parente

Inverted Darts Game

34”x38”x20”

Brass, Steel, Cork

The “Inverted Darts Game” was commissioned by curator Matylda Krzykowski for Collection#3 at Chamber Gallery. In an attempt to enhance the experience of the game itself, Mosa designed a variation where the materials and tools of the game switch places from wall to player. Each dart is a completely handmade mechanism of brass piping, with a brass cast screw to mount, and an oxidized steel tip for visual guidance. The balls are turned from hard-glued sheets of portuguese cork. The “Inverted Darts Board” is a sculpture to have fun with, while flirting with the possibility of a new invented game.

 

Situation #2

48”x60”x5”

Medium: Brass, Steel, Rope, Plastic

Dimensions: 48”x60”x5”

“Situation #2” is a giant shoelace that has taken a new shape after its debut at an exhibition in 2016. For it’s re-configuration Edgar Mosa has spiral-coiled it tightly into a dart board, and made darts from brass piping. The darts are handmade and hand polished with exception of the steel tips. The flights are divided in golden and silver for the two players to be distinguished.