Sneak Peek: Nest, An Exhibition in Living

Sneak Peek: Nest, An Exhibition in Living

Oct 10, 2008

Art + rough real estate world = an interesting show. Artists Terrence Payne and Amy Rice are taking breaks from their regular art beats to ready Nest, a show hosted by Sotheby's real estate in a mid-century and still unsold Alcoa prefab. Terry gave us a glimpse of his work and DIY process.

"My wife almost exploded when she walked in and saw me taking a skil saw to our sectional to make two separate couches. But it worked out in the end."

Typically working in paint, drawings and silkscreens, Terrence Payne based these textiles on themes and elements familiar in that work.

He laboriously silkscreened the first fabrics by hand until Spoonflower thankfully took over. The hand-covered furniture is mostly found and altered pieces, with a few self-built.

The light installation/fixture is based on shapes in Payne's drawings, and will hang beside one. It underwent three incarnations: first in red Ikea fabric (too stiff). Next, a light muslin (too cheap). Last, he used some fabric from an ottoman in the show, but left the edges rough. Underneath, is a armature of hand-twisted wire. Clearly, UL would not approve.

Amy is no AT stranger. In fact, she submitted a sneak peek of her own this summer—her work may include stenciled chairs and walls like these.

See the work and pattern in place next weekend:

Nest, An Exhibition in Living:
October 17-19
8000 Westwood Hills Dr
St. Louis Park, MN

Note the detail on back, like framed silkscreens hanging behind the chair
The patterns have subtext, like "Devil in the Coral" at right
Work will fill the space in furniture, pillows, installations and the old-fashioned way: on the walls
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