18 x 18 x 36 inches
Courtesy of the artist + Michael Steinberg Fine Art, NYC
Produced while in residence with the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council's Workspace residence at 120 Broadway.
Ephemera + multiples:
|Perhaps, it's good weather that informs my work... Public space, outdoor space such as Walden Pond, in good weather is a mass of humanity, a stew of frantic motion, boom boxes and squealing...I am the good weather artist. When the weather is good, there we all are, to sit, to perch, to pause, gather, picnic, etc. Although many believe Thoreau was a recluse, while he lived at the Pond he had frequent dinners with family and friends, and also had friends and the occasional curious neighbor visit him at his cabin. He explains:
I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for
friendship, three for society.
-- Austin Thomas, 2005
|New York-based artist Austin Thomas builds structures known as perches which are both functional and aesthetic objects that invite viewers to experience art in ways that extend beyond the object itself. She is a recipient of a Smack Mellon Artist Studio Program, an LMCC studio residency, and Public Arts Fund Commission. Her work has been featured at The Drawing Center, Murray Guy, The Sculpture Center, Debs & Co., Sara Meltzer Gallery, Art in General (all in NYC), and at the Corcoran Biennial, Washington, DC.|