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The work included in the exhibition titled In The Dark and The Day is a reflection on themes of Modern design. I am looking closely at seminal historic objects and events including the Charles and Ray Eames walnut stool series of 1960, Eliel Saarinen’s “Room for a Lady” exhibited at the The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1934 and the archetype of the ever-evolving dressing table throughout the 1900’s. My interest lies in the complicated relationship between industrialized modernism, decorative arts and the space of the home. The mix of these reference points has led me to the inclusion of handmade gridded ceramic tiles,

light fixtures, fabrics and mirrors to emulate a utopic domestic space.

Box Gallery. Akron, Ohio

In The Dark and The Day

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