Robert Therrien often simplifies the forms and manipulates the scale of everyday items to create monumental sculptures. In No title (folding table and chairs, beige), Therrien enlarges a nondescript folding table and chairs into a dramatic, gallery-filling installation. The artist was inspired by a series of Polaroid photographs he had taken of the underside of his table—a view most of us have not encountered since childhood. By inviting us to see familiar domestic objects from unconventional perspectives, Therrien’s sculpture transforms our spatial sense and offers us an opportunity to experience everyday objects with new eyes.
Label from Out of Sight! Art of the Senses, November 4, 2017–January 28, 2018