For the past 5 years, Philadelphia area artist Robert Dodge has based his work solely on recreating and redefining the chair. He has made hundreds and hundreds of chairs. All are nonfunctional sculptural objects constructed of wood and finished with acrylic paint. Among the variations of chairs, Dodge experiments with scale from miniature to life-size, proportion, color, design, and style. His obsessive exploration of this singular form is a conceptual exercise that is seemingly endless.
Dodge's chairs are presented in groups to convey their enormous diversity and massive quantity. They are often whimsical in presence as a result of their eccentric attributes and folk art appearance. Dodge's installation of 500 tiny chairs, each approximately 2"-6" high, is symbolic of the artist's vision. Displayed in a field-like arrangement, the amassed chair forms allude to continued growth and exploration.
Visit Robert Dodge's website at www.robertgdodge.com