From: 6 May, 2010
To: 2 July, 2010
Location: New York
Cristina Grajales and Matthew Marks Gallery are pleased to announce the exhibition of Roy McMakin at Cristina Grajales Gallery in conjunction with the release of his new book Roy McMakin: When is a Chair Not a Chair? published Rizzoli.
Roy McMakin is both an artist and accomplished designer. He runs his design company Domestic Furniture / Domestic Architecture out of Seattle. McMakin’s furniture is often incorporated into his artwork. He combines form and function, furniture and visual art, to produce hybrid objects of clean, sensuous surface with humorous underpinnings. His work often plays with scale and language, inviting both visceral response and conceptual contemplation.
The exhibition presents an overview of his work from the past fifteen years. In these works, McMakin explores the American vernacular though the functionality of his sculptural pieces. In Roy McMakin’s words: “I see the job of an artist as that of a philosopher of visual experience. I am interested in how meaning is contained within objects, and how I can illustrate and manipulate that meaning… I am interested in how emotionality becomes perceptible.”